Through the eyes of her protagonist, Hazel Hawthorne, Faith Shearin shows us how one family can endure danger, illness, separation, and grief, using folklore as both escape and salvation.
My Sister Lives in the Sea weaves together folklore and life on a barrier island; the Hawthorne family fights through divorce and loss as Bigfoot lurks nearby.
“close to perfect, beautifully limpid, but also with great power and that elusive quality of strangeness” Carnegie Medal Winner – Anthony McGowan
- Young Adult Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize
- the National Endowment for the Arts
- The May Swenson Award
- The Dogfish Head Poetry Prize
- The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
- The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund