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This middle grade, magical-realism novel from the author of The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel is about an Irish girl who is sent to a mysterious town in Virginia to live with her long-lost mother, and is Alice Hoffman's Nightbird meets Claire Legrand's The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls!

Amidst the 1971 Troubles between the Irish Republican Army and Northern Ireland, tw
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Yellow Jacket
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A retelling of the Irish legend "The Children of Lir", The Serendipity of Flightless Things is about Finn, a 12-year-old girl living in Ireland with her father and grandmother. After some tragic circumstances, she is sent to live in America with a mother she never met, in a very weird, eerie place where things seem to be somewhat otherworldly and her mother is not quite as expected.
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I loved 12 year old Fin, a storyteller and dreamer fascinated with an island across the sea, Inis Eala, and the swans who live there. Fin lives with her grandmother Nuala. Her mother died long ago, or so she has been told, and her father is away fighting in the Northern Ireland conflict. On her 12th birthday, she begs her grandmother to take her to Inis Eala, but Nuala refuses, warning her that it is a dangerous place. Fin disobeys her grandmother and tries to swim across, nearly drowning in the ...more
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I write middle grade novels, specializing in magical realism. My first novel, THE FLOURISHING OF FLORALIE LAUREL, debuted in 2018 with Yellow Jacket Press. My second novel, THE SERENDIPITY OF FLIGHTLESS THINGS will come out in Summer 2019 with Yellow Jacket Press. When not writing, I enjoy painting and choreographing. I own a dance studio in Vermont, Fia Moser Dance Academy, where I get to spend a ...more