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Anna-Marie McLemore

Biography

Anna-Marie McLemore

Author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, coming from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press in Fall 2015. Most of what she writes could be called Latina literature. Some could be called magical realism. Almost all of it draws on the beautiful cultures she grew up in.

Anna-Marie McLemore

Books by Anna-Marie McLemore

by Anna-Marie McLemore - Animals , Coming of Age, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Magical Realism, Young Adult 13+

The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. Because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans, who will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl and the other a swan. When two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them.

by Anna-Marie McLemore - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a secret: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. After generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss and family.

by Anna-Marie McLemore - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

by Anna-Marie McLemore - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.