Far From the Tree
||Far From the Tree
Winner of the U.S. National Book Award 2017 for Young People's Literature!
Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb.
Reviews, News & Interviews:
Benway’s unforgettable novel explores the paradoxes and entanglements of unconventional families… It’s a melodrama, to be sure, but with as much brain as heart. Benway writes with remarkable control and has the rare talent of almost vanishing as an author as she inhabits each character’s perspective. The New York Times
In the eloquent confidence of its life-embracing argument, the book really is something special. The Wall Street Journal
Equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching... Benway delves into the souls of these characters as they wrestle to overcome feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and betrayal, gradually coming to understand themselves and each other. Publishers Weekly