William C. Morris Award Finalist: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year Best YA Books of 2016-Entertainment Weekly Fall 2016 Flying Starts-Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016-Children's Book Council Books Best Teen Coming-of-Age Novels of 2016-Kirkus
It was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award. A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For al
An elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence.