Favorite author Ana Maria Spagna returns with her fun, fast-paced, and inspiring YA, The Luckiest Scar on Earth, about Charlotte, a young snowboarder who learns that even our deepest scars can be lucky ones.
“Ana Maria Spagna’s novel is filled with adventure, turmoil, hope, and wisdom. Readers learn, along with Spagna’s main character Charlotte, the courage, grace, and humor to accept that, “Nothing stays like it is.” The Luckiest Scar on Earth is timeless and timely.” –Iris Graville, Bookseller – Lopez Bookshop, Lopez Island, WA
Fourteen-year-old Charlotte moves from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Washington’s Cascade Mountains, where she hopes to continue training for the national snowboarding championships. After her father signs an anti-development petition, she loses access to the local resort and takes to the backcountry, where she meets nature on its own terms. When adventure turns to tragedy, Charlotte learns that even our deepest scars can be lucky ones.
“My favorite new winter read: a breath-taking ride into the many kinds of love and the deepest connections. Life can seem to take it all away: home, the family you should have had, even your one gift, your obsession: snowboarding. What do you fight for, Charlotte wonders, and what do you let go? Charlotte struggles, stumbles, and faces her own mistakes in this deft POW-fresh novel that refuses to provide easy answers while revealing every twist and turn of the heart. A sleek poignant rush of a book saturated with wilderness beauty, bold vivid characters, and a fine dry wit.” – Jackie Haskins of A Book For All Seasons,Leavenworth, WA.
Stehekin author Ana Maria Spagna is well known for her award-winning non-fiction, including Reclaimers, Potluck, and 100 Skills You'll Need For the End of the World (As We Know It).