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Publisher Description

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of 2020
SLJ Best Book of 2020
Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2020
A 2020 BCCB Blue Ribbon List title

“Move over, Louisa May Alcott! Samantha Mabry has written her very own magical Little Women for our times.” —Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

The first time Ana Torres came back as a ghost, her sisters weren't there. 

A year after Ana’s death, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, still consumed by grief and haunted by her memory, start noticing strange things around the house: laughter without a voice, shadows cast by nothing, writing on the walls. None of them have seen Ana, but they know she’s trying to send them a message—or maybe it’s a warning.

In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award-longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story. 


Young Adult
March 24
Algonquin Books
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

QuirozitaLeon ,


I don’t know exactly what it was about this story that hit just right. The characters were well developed and relatable, the narration was brilliant and beautiful, and the magical realism in the story worked perfectly to show how grief disconnects people from reality and from the world that continues to spin around them like normal. I think it’s also a great intro to magical realism for YA audiences.

People keep relating this story to others like “Little Women” and other stories, but I think it stands well on its own.
I’d love to see more Latinx fiction from Samantha Mabry in the future!

thedaysbetween ,

A must read!

There is something so special about Samantha Mabry’s Tigers, Not Daughters. I’ve been a huge fan of Mabry’s prose since her debut, A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Her books are spare yet immersive, and this one deftly explores grief and sisterhood through flawed, complicated characters that feel entirely teenage.

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