“A delightfully offbeat mystery that is also about the mystery of becoming yourself.” —Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author
“A full-on delight: funny, gripping, warm-hearted, and beautifully written—it made me cheer. Read it!” —Madeline Miller, award-winning author of Circe
"There's magic in this novel's quirky, sweet world. I want to live in its gardens and cheer Lucy on while she finds her heart’s loves!" —Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling
"Tender and fierce, witty and wise, this is a tale of the route we take when we grow up and into the love we deserve." —Judy Blundell, National Book Award-winning author of What I Saw and How I Lied
In this witty and whimsical story by award-winning author Margo Rabb, a sixteen-year-old girl is suspended from boarding school and sent to New York City, where she must take care of an unconventional woman entangled in a mystery.
Lucy Clark has had it. After being bullied one too many times, Lucy retaliates. But when the fallout is far worse than she meant it to be, she gets sent to Manhattan to serve as a full-time companion to the eccentric Edith Fox.
Edith is glamorous and mysterious—nothing like Lucy expected. Though Edith’s world of hidden gardens and afternoon teas is beguiling, there’s one other thing about her that makes her unlike anyone Lucy has ever met...she thinks someone is trying to kill her.
And it’s up to Lucy to find out who it is.
Margo Rabb is the author of the novels Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak; both received four starred reviews and were named to multiple best-of-the-year lists. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Seventeen and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in the Atlantic fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Margo grew up in Queens, NY, and currently lives near Philadelphia with her family. Visit her online at www.margorabb.com.