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Elle Cosimano

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Author of NEARLY GONE, HOLDING SMOKE, THE SUFFERING TREE, SEASONS OF THE STORM, and FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT (Feb 2, 2021 from Minotaur Books). Represented by Sarah Davies of The Greenhouse Literary Agency.

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Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone, #1)

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

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Nearly Found (Nearly Gone, #2)

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Seasons of the Storm (Seaso...

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Holding Smoke

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The Suffering Tree

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Elle Cosimano answered a question about Seasons of the Storm:
Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
This is a very subjective question, so it's difficult for me to answer. I would categorize this as mature YA, recommended for high school students or older. If you have concerns about the content, I encourage parents to read and make their own determ See Full Answer
Elle Cosimano answered a question about Seasons of the Storm:
Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Thank you for your question. You'll find content warnings on the first page of the book, including references to suicide and self-harm. The book centers around themes of death and violence, but there are no scenes involving sexual violence in the nov See Full Answer
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“I hadn't yet come to terms with the man my father was, or the lives he'd destroyed. But I accepted that he was part of me, and that he'd loved me once.”
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“Are you going to give me a reason to stay?”
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“I hope you're worth it.”
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Stay mentally and physically toned
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Dissipate into Smoke enabling a metaphysical escape to the “outside” where you can check up on your cellmates families and “associates” to make sure all is good. And in turn this wins you favor, and protection. 
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