"A memorable portrait of first love, surviving grief, and the messy contradictions and fierce bonds that hold friends and family together." — Booklist Printz Award–winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca — but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. As his life hits rock bottom, Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper’s Son redefines what it means to go home again.

Candlewick 336 pages

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