Order From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos

River Bend Bookshop was excited to host the exclusive pre-order campaign for the new YA novel by Rebecca Podos From Dust, a Flame.

From the award-winning author of Like WaterThe Mystery of Hollow Places and the forthcoming anthology Fools in Love, comes a new young adult fiction steeped in mystery, magic, mothers and daughters and a girl who wakes on her seventeenth birthday to quite the surprise.

Order with River Bend to receive your signed copy with a exclusive character art prints from the author-illustrator — while supplies last.

About the Book:

From Dust, A Flamer by Rebecca Podos - https://www.riverbendbookshop.com/book/9780062699060Hannah’s whole life has been spent in motion. Her mother has kept her and her brother, Gabe, on the road for as long as she can remember, leaving a trail of rental homes and faded relationships behind them. No roots, no family but one another, and no explanations.

All of that changes on Hannah’s seventeenth birthday when she wakes up transformed, a pair of golden eyes with knife-slit pupils blinking back at her from the mirror—the first of many such impossible mutations. Promising that she knows someone who can help, her mother leaves Hannah and Gabe behind to find a cure. But as the days turn to weeks and their mother doesn’t return, they realize it’s up to them to find the truth.

What they discover is a family they never knew, and a history more tragic and fantastical than Hannah could have dreamed—one that stretches back to her grandmother’s childhood in Prague under the Nazi occupation, and beyond, into the realm of Jewish mysticism and legend. As the past comes crashing into the present, Hannah must hurry to unearth their family’s secrets—and confront her own hidden legacy in order to break the curse and save the people she loves most, as well as herself.


About the Author:

Author Rebecca Podos, photo by Zaynah Qutubuddin/ Zaynahqutubuddin.comRebecca Podos' debut novel, The Mystery of Hollow Places, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a B&N Best YA Book of 2016. Her second book, Like Water, won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult. The Wise and the Wicked, her third novel, was recently released. Forthcoming books include Fools in Love (Running Press Kids, 2021), a co-edited YA anthology with Ashley Herring Blake. An agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston, she can be found on her website, rebeccapodos.com.


For personalized copies, please include the name to be inscribed in the book in the Order Comments at checkout.  If no name is specified, books will be signed by the author, not personalized. 

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From Dust, a Flame By Rebecca Podos Cover Image
Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales By Ashley Herring Blake (Editor), Rebecca Podos (Editor), Rebecca Barrow, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, Julian Winters Cover Image