Synopses & Reviews
Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her "miracle" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a young psychiatrist helps herand#160;navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life. and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
"Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl's mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future."--School Library Journal and#160; "Exceptionally well-written . . . [A] sad, funny, and tender story."--Kirkus Reviews
Miracle McCloy has always known that there is something different about her: She was pulled from the womb of a dead woman--a “miracle” birth--and Gigi, her clairvoyant grandmother, expects Miracle to be a prodigy, much like Dane, the girls brooding novelist father. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, Miracle sets herself afire and is hospitalized. There Dr. DeAngelis, a young psychiatrist, helps her through her painful struggle to take charge of her life.
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About the Author
HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edge which won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her husband on the East Coast.