Two shortlistings for The Island at the End of Everything
It's a double celebration in the Chicken House this week, as The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave scoops not one but TWO major awards shortlistings! (more…)
Hey, it’s May!
Yippee! Anyone off for a summer holiday yet? No, me neither. Never mind: instead, we’ve got two incredible titles lined up for your reading pleasure. Both of these books are genuinely special and unforgettable – not that we’re biased, or anything …
Island at the End of Everything
From the bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars comes an irresistibly poetic, bittersweet and heartbreaking tale of finding your way home.
Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants – including her mother – have leprosy. Ami loves her home – with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she's desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late?