#AA2019 Nominees Round Up, November 7 Edition

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan, narrated by Stephanie Hsu
Hachette Audio
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-549-19715-4 

In The Astonishing Color of After, Leigh finds solace following her mother’s suicide in her belief that her mother has returned as a red bird. Following clues left by the bird Leigh convinces her father to take her to Taiwan to meet her mother’s parents, who she has never met.  Once there, the bird continues to help Leigh uncover more clues about her mother and possibly help Leigh understand what caused her mother’s depression and eventual suicide.  Interspersed throughout the book are flashbacks to Leigh’s relationship with her best friend Axel and her passion for art.
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