Crumble

A Novel

2013 Moonbeam Awards, Silver Medalist in the category of Young Adult, Mature Issues
2013 San Francisco Book Festival Winner

Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She’s in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah’s not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his own complicated past. When he discovers Sarah’s relationship, George decides to share his feelings with Alex Mackey-a lonely classmate of Sarah’s whom George has taken under his wing.

As Alex embraces the power of Sarah’s father’s dark hatred, the hopes and dreams of young lives hang in the balance. In just a few short months, Sarah and David will graduate from high school and leave Kalispell for a new life together in Los Angeles. Maybe in California, they can stop hiding their love-and the other secret they share… something George McKnight—and Alex Mackey—will never accept.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Description

2013 YA Fiction Finalist, USA Best Book Awards from USA Book News
2013 Moonbeam Awards, Silver Medalist in the category of Young Adult, Mature Issues
2013 San Francisco Book Festival Winner
YA Fiction 2013 International Book Awards, YA Fiction Finalist

“Crumble is a timely, powerful and important book. Fleur Philips offers a deeply personal take on the gun debate, and reminds us of the deadly cost of intolerance. Hers is a voice to savor and to heed.”
– Gayle Brandeis, author of Bellwhether Prize-winning The Book of Dead Birds

About the Author

Fleur Philips is an award-winning author who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Montana. Her first novel, I Am Lucky Bird, was selected as a General Fiction Finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Reviews. Her current novel,Crumble, was named Young Adult Winner from the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival and was selected as a Young Adult Fiction Finalist by the 2013 International Book Awards. She lives in Upland, California, and when she’s not writing, she’s cheering for her son in his athletic endeavors.

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