Leora Krygier is the author of When She Sleeps (Toby Press) a New York Public Library Selection for “Best Books for the Teen Age,” and about which Newsweek raved, “Krygier’s luminous prose transports the reader.” She is also a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge and the author of Juvenile Court: A Judge’s Guide for Young Adults and their Parents (Scarecrow Press). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. When she’s not writing, she loves to go to the beach, walk the Santa Monica Mountain trails, and snap lots and lots of photographs.
Destiny doesn’t factor into seventeen-year-old adoptee Maddie’s rational world, where numbers and scientific probability have always proven to be the only things she can count on as safe and reliable. Still, Maddie is also an artist who draws on instinct and intuition to create the collages she makes from photographs and the castoff scraps she saves. But when her brother falls in with a Los Angeles street gang, Maddie loses her ability to create art.
Then fate deals Maddie a card she can’t ignore: Aiden, a young filmmaker she meets when a water main bursts inside a camera store. Aiden is haunted by the death of his younger brother, and a life-changing decision he must now make—whether or not to keep his baby daughter. Caught in a whirlpool of love and loss, Maddie and Aiden find that art and numbers, a mission to save endangered whales, and a worn-out copy of Moby Dick all collide to heal and save them both.
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