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In the hours after they set a fire, two girls’ history becomes entangled in the unpredictability of their future. They were best friends, but soon became more vulnerable, romantic, and intimate. In this impassioned, intense story of queer love, grief, and the depth of female friendships, Nothing Burns as Bright as You delves into the more challenging elements of falling, and staying, in love.
Ashley Woodfolk is the author of The Beauty That Remains, When You Were Everything, and the Flyy Girls series. She also contributed a short story in the anthology Blackout. Ashley graduated from Rutgers University and worked in children’s book publishing for over a decade. Now a full-time mom and writer, Ashley lives in a sunny Brooklyn apartment with her cute husband, her cuter dog, and the cutest baby in the world.
Amber McBride is the author of National Book Award Finalist Me (Moth). She is a professor of English at the University of Virginia. She received her BA in English from James Madison University in 2010 and acquired her MFA in Poetry from Emerson College in 2012. Amber has taught English Composition, English Literature, and Poetry Composition at James Madison University, Strayer University, and Northern Virginia Community College.
Ages 14 and up