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Sep 13, 2016

What's New? Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr


I've always wanted to read something by Sara Zarr, but I still haven't. Gem and Dixie sounds like a cute story. And that cover is just so pretty.
Check it out!

Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Balzer + Bray 

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table; and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.

When their dad returns for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie, on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she's tried so hard to keep.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr has written her most personal and affecting book yet—an unforgettable story of breaking apart and of coming together again.



  1. Gem sounds like a great character...and this sounds like a cool book!!!

  2. This one sounds great. I haven't read anything by this author either. Also, I like that cover.


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