Among Others

by Jo Walton

Among Others

Paperback, 302 pages, Tor Books, List Price: $14.99 | purchase

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Startling, unusual and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

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Jo Walton's Among Others is one of those rare novels about adolescence that will appeal both to teen and adult readers. It won both the Nebula and Hugo awards for best novel. The narrator, Morwenna "Mor" Phelps, is a teenager who's sent off to boarding school after a devastating occurrence near her home in South Wales (the details of which Walton slowly reveals over the course of the novel) left her in almost constant pain, both physically and emotionally. What saves her is reading

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