The Debut Club: An interview with Anna-Marie McLemore, author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS

Sweet Sixteener Ashley Herring Blake recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Anne-Marie McLemore about her debut YA magical realism novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS (September 15, 2015 from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press).

About the Author: 

Anna-Marie McLemore writes from her Mexican-American heritage and the love for stories she learned from her family. Her work has been featured by The Portland Review, Camera Obscura, and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Among her favorite things are fall leaves, Irish dancing, and lesser-known fairy tales.

Find Anna-Marie on: Website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.




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For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS is available for purchase from Amazon, Powell’s, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.

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