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Thirteen-year-old Isla and her father share a passion for swans that winter on a lake nearby. When her father becomes ill, Isla’s world is turned upside down. While visiting him in the hospital, Isla meets a softhearted, gravely ill boy named Harry. He shares her excitement about a young swan that lives, separate from the flock, on the lake behind the hospital. This juvenile novel celebrates both a family that struggles to survive calamity and to heal relationships, and the awkward, tender, and unlikely love between two teenagers. Ages 10 and up. (Scholastic)

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