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EXTRAORDINARY OCTOBER is about October Fetterhoff, an ordinary girl with plain looks and average grades. Days before her 18th birthday, strange things begin to happen: an itch, she can understand animals, she grows taller, and two new guys at school are vying for her attention. Suddenly she's not ordinary at all, but half fairy, half troll and heir to the kingdoms of both. She will have to use all her powers to save her family and stop a mysterious evil that wants to destroy the fairy world.
LIFE #6 is my most recent book for adults.
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Best-selling and critically acclaimed author Diana Wagman brings us another suspenseful tale about a woman facing death. Fiona's marriage is crumbling, and she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Caught up in a wave of memories as she faces her own mortality, Fiona recalls the five previous times in her life that she nearly died, including a fateful boat trip thirty years ago with her former boyfriend, Luc. She flees her life, struggling marriage, and cancer treatment to rendezvous with Luc, in the process reliving the harrowing boat trip the two of them shared three decades earlier, which permanently altered their lives. Now that Fiona desperately needs Luc to save her, will he be the man she remembers? Or will she discover heartbreak again?
An adventurous, emotionally complex tale inspired by Diana Wagman's own experience at sea, Life #6 explores the folly of youth, what happens to us when we're pushed to the brink, the regrets of love lost, and what it really means to love, as well as the many ways we die and are renewed throughout our lives.