cover image THURSDAY'S CHILD


Sonya Hartnett, . . Candlewick, $7.99 (261pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2203-9

In a starred review, PW wrote, "Set in the harsh mining outback of Australia during the Depression, this startling coming-of-age story combines the narrator's grindingly realistic account of a family mired in poverty with a more surreal tale of her younger brother, gifted with an uncanny ability to dig through the earth and create his own subterranean world." Ages 14-up. (Sept.)