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Something kindred / Ciera Burch.

Burch, Ciera, (author.).

"WELCOME TO COLDWATER. COME FOR THE GHOSTS, STAY FOR THE DRAMA. There are only two things seventeen-year-old Jericka knows about her estranged grandmother: her name, and that she abandoned Jericka's mom and uncle when they were kids. But now that her grandmother is dying, Jericka is dragged to middle-of-nowhere Coldwater, Maryland, to say goodbye. While Jericka attempts to form a connection with a woman she's never known and adjust to life in a town where everything closes before dinner, she meets 'ghost girl' Kat, who is eager to leave Coldwater and intriguing despite some troubling town gossip. As summer unwinds, Jericka uses her senior photography portfolio to capture the town as it is -- and as it was -- only to discover that Coldwater has a few unsettling secrets of its own. The more you try to leave, the stronger the town's hold. As she feels the chilling pull of her family's past, Jericka begins to question everything she thought she knew about her mother, her childhood, and the lines between the living and the dead. In this commanding young adult debut, Ciera Burch overlays magical realism with the Southern Gothic tradition to craft a timely story about the cost of love, familial bonds, and the choices that haunt us." -- Provided by dustjacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780374389130
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Some lives never let you go." --Book's cover.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Grades 10-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Subject: African American families > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Photography > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
African American teenage girls > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Coldwater, Maryland (fictitious location) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Parkland Community Library YA BUR (Text) 34422007417740 New Young Adult Available -

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