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The Astonishing Color of After

Emily X. R. Pan

Pan’s emotionally charged debut is a heartbreaking exploration of one girl's journey to find herself through grief, love, and family. After her mother committed suicide, 15-year-old Leigh Chen Sanders was shattered. When a huge, beautiful red bird appears and calls her name in her mother’s voice, Leigh doesn’t think she’s hallucinating. She's convinced that her mother has been reincarnated and that the bird is directing her to visit her estranged grandparents in Taiwan. There Leigh uncovers long-hidden family secrets, searches for her mother's spirit and struggles to accept the truth about how her life really ended.