In a small Alaskan fishing village in 1970, the lives of four teenagers cross paths in strange and unexpected ways. Each comes from a different place, and each is running away from something. But as their destinies intertwine, we realize that, despite their differences, they all might find what they’re looking for once they get to know The Smell of Other People’s Houses (Wendy Lamb, $17.99). In her debut novel, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock writes with a sense of gritty realism tempered with hope that makes the story and characters tangible and knowable in this unique setting. Ages 14-18.
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