It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Relative Strangers by Paula Garner + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RELATIVE STRANGERS by Paula Garner, releasing April 10, 2018 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Paula:

Hi, YABC readers! I'm so excited to share with you the cover of Relative Strangers. Pam Consolazio's gorgeous design incorporates so many elements of the story, and with such nuance. The background evokes a painting in the book that ends up having enormous significance to Jules, and the distance between the people on the cover reflects the way some of the people Jules knows best suddenly seem like strangers—and the way certain strangers turn out to be closer to Jules than she ever knew. I can't wait to see what you think of the cover—and Jules's story. Don't forget to enter the ARC giveway below if you'd like to read Relative Strangers early!

~Paula



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RELATIVE STRANGERS

By: Paula Garner

Release date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Candlewick Press
IBSN: 978-0763694692
 
 
About the Book

Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only daughter. Jules’s life and future look as flat and unchanging as her small Illinois town. Then a simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life, Jules lived in foster care. Reeling from feelings of betrayal and with only the flimsiest of clues, Jules sets out to learn the truth about her past. What she finds is a wonderful family who loved her as their own and hoped to adopt her — including a now-adult foster brother who is overjoyed to see his sister again. But as her feelings for him spiral into a devastating, catastrophic crush—and the divide between Jules and her mother widens—Jules finds herself on the brink of losing everything.

 
 
 
 
About the Author

Paula Garner spends most of her time writing, reading, or making good things to eat. Her debut YA novel, Phantom Limbs, was published in 2016 by Candlewick Press and is a 2017 Illinois Reads selection for grades 9-12. Paula lives in the Chicago area with her family and a very bad cat.

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Giveaway Details

Three (3) winners will each receive an advance reader copy of RELATIVE STRANGERS, when available.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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Kelly G on Friday, 03 November 2017 17:11

What a beautiful cover! The synopsis sounds great, too!

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What a beautiful cover! The synopsis sounds great, too!
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 10 November 2017 14:12

The cover is beautiful and sad. This sounds emotional and exciting to read based on the synopsis.

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The cover is beautiful and sad. This sounds emotional and exciting to read based on the synopsis.
Penny Olson on Friday, 10 November 2017 22:41

The cover is beautiful and the story sounds complex and fascinating.

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The cover is beautiful and the story sounds complex and fascinating.
Hannah on Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:07

What a beautiful cover!

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What a beautiful cover!
Nancy Hernandez on Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:35

This sounds really interesting and sad but I'm hooked.

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This sounds really interesting and sad but I'm hooked.
Dalila Rivera on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:41

Hello! I am an acrylic painter & I think that as the way you describe the cover & the book, it gives life to your imagination and makes you have a better idea of whats in this wonderful work/book. Ive read the synopsis and theres quite a lot of interest in me now. I dont know if I could possibly wait till April 2018 to read it. Theres a great story behind those colors, wish to know more about Jules

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Hello! I am an acrylic painter & I think that as the way you describe the cover & the book, it gives life to your imagination and makes you have a better idea of whats in this wonderful work/book. Ive read the synopsis and theres quite a lot of interest in me now. I dont know if I could possibly wait till April 2018 to read it. Theres a great story behind those colors, wish to know more about Jules :)

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