Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Set in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Bohjalian's (The Light in the Ruins, 2013) latest is a story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe. 16-year-old Emily Shepard is on the run. The nuclear plant where her parents worked has experienced a cataclysmic meltdown. Her parents, who may have caused the accident, are now dead. With nowhere to go, Emily is despondent--until a chance encounter with a nine-year-old homeless boy named Cameron gives her renewed hope. An inventive and moving novel.