Cover Reveal: Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Nora
and Kettle
Release
Date: 02/29/16
Clean
Teen Reads
Summary
from Goodreads:
What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid
just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. As an orphaned
Japanese American struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in
history not often referred to—the internment of Japanese Americans during World
War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having “one drop of
Japanese blood in them”—things are finally looking up. He has his hideout in an
abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys.
Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to
naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora—the privileged daughter of a controlling and
violent civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the
interned Japanese Americans. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her
younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to
change.
For months, they’ve lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting.
But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide
as Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her
window.
In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the
chance to take to the window and fly away.

 

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores
the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is
inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, a collection of
events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they
change the world.
 
About the Author
Lauren Nicolle
Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear
physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science
career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science
degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

 

She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first
child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a
full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled
down, she turned to writing. 

 

 

 

She is a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist and a USA Best Book Awards
Finalist.
 
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