Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, an author whose debut YA novel is now one of my favorite books of 2016 and, honestly, all-time.
The American Booksellers Association, in conjunction with Indies Introduce, coordinated an interview between myself and Bonnie-Sue, which I think gives a bit of a sneak peek into the magic of this novel. You can check out the short audio interview below! You can also check out my written interview with Bonnie-Sue here.
If you haven't already read this book, please, please do. It's one of those quiet YAs, a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered.
About the Book
In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger.
Four very different lives are about to become entangled.
About the Author
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Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock was born and raised in Alaska. She worked many years fishing commercially with her family and as a reporter for Alaska Public Radio stations around the state. She was also the host and producer of “Independent Native News,” a daily newscast produced in Fairbanks, focusing on Alaska Natives, American Indians, and Canada’s First Nations. Her writing is inspired by her family’s four generations in Alaska.