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Still Life With Tornado

A.S. King

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A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King. Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art." She thinks she's having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she's finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can't quite recall. After decades of staying together "for the kids" and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah's parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original-and yet it still hurts. Insightful, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, this is a vivid portrait of abuse, survival, resurgence that will linger with readers long after the last page. A New York Times 2016 Notable Children's Book A News & Observer Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 A Booklist Best Book of 2016 Booklist Top of the List 2016 A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2016 A BookPage Best Teen Book of 2016 A Bustle Top 30 YA Book of 2016 A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year "Read this book, whatever your age. You may find it's the exact shape and size of the hole in your heart."-The New York Times "Surreal and thought-provoking."-People Magazine ★ "A deeply moving, frank, and compassionate exploration of trauma and resilience, filled to the brim with incisive, grounded wisdom." -Booklist, starred review ★ "King writes with the confidence of a tightrope walker working without a net."-Publishers Weekly, starred review ★"[King] blurs reality,

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karissa Vacker

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:10


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:31