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Down with the Shine

On-Sale Date: April 26 2016
Format: Hardcover, 368pp
ISBN# 9780062356048
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Price: $17.99

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Think twice before you make a wish in this imaginative, twisted, and witty new novel from the author of Another Little Piece.

When Lennie brings a few jars of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s house party, she has everyone who drinks it make a wish. It’s tradition. So is the toast her uncles taught her: “May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.”

The thing is, those words aren’t just a tradition. The next morning, every wish—no matter how crazy—comes true. And most of them turn out bad. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade . . .

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Make a wish . . .

Lennie always thought her uncles’ “important family legacy” was good old-fashioned bootlegging. Then she takes some of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s annual house party, and finds out just how wrong she was.

At the party, Lennie has everyone make a wish before drinking the shine—it’s tradition. She toasts to wishes for bat wings, for balls of steel, for the party to go on forever. Lennie even makes a wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was murdered six months ago.

The next morning gives Lennie a whole new understanding of the phrase be careful what you wish for—or in her case, be careful what wishes you grant. Because all those wishes Lennie raised a jar of shine to last night? They came true. Most of them came out bad. And once granted, a wish can’t be unmade. . . .

May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.

Praise for Kate Karyus Quinn

“A distinctive, supernatural read.”—Kirkus Reviews on (Don’t You) Forget About Me

“Quinn is a gifted writer. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream.”—Publishers Weekly on (Don’t You) Forget About Me

“A gripping ride. Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster—yet one who’s not beyond redemption.”—The Horn Book on Another Little Piece

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