At barely twenty-one, Aden Callen has faced down more plot twists in her life than a Choose Your Own Adventure novel.
Estranged from her parents, teenage tragedy spit the quiet but fiercely independent Aden out into the anti-rebellion of life as a bible camp counselor. It’s a life she (finally) loves…even if she had to give up her family to get it. But when bad news from home invades that idyllic existence, the revelations it carries forces the prodigal daughter to leave God and return to a family she no longer knows.
Joining her parents in their new sleepy hometown of Holden, Aden has only two goals: Make her amends, then put the lonely north in the rearview. So when she takes a job working the night shift at the local 24-hour Holiday, she’s not there to make friends (and she’s definitely not there to stay). But in the fishbowl of the gas station’s glass walls, Aden’s careful anonymity vanishes as she becomes the sole object of attention for Holden’s young, restless, and bored.
Because after all: Holden doesn’t give you much.
So when it gives them a new girl like Aden?
It changes things.
And in ways none of them could ever have imagined.
A visceral tale of love, loss, and finding yourself where you least expect to, Amber L. Carter’s whirlwind debut novel invites you to The Middle of Nowhere…and doesn’t let you leave.
With the glittering city of Minneapolis and the quiet woods of Wisconsin alternating as a backdrop, the stories within ALL THE THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW // CERTAIN THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW chronicle what we wish those who made their way into our hearts could have known…and what we need to know for ourselves after they’ve made their way out again.
Written with a wry humor and quiet vulnerability, the keen and unflinching observations of the human heart make each story within ALL THE THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW both intensely absorbing and startlingly familiar.
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“So maybe it’s the stakes. If you kiss me in the snow, I will always wait for you to call first. If you trek out alone into the rugged wilderness to avenge your honor, I am coming in after you.”
The companion book to ALL THE THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW, CERTAIN THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW is the dreamy, hopeful light to the dark of heartbreak and loss. With the glittering city of Minneapolis and the quiet woods of Wisconsin alternating as a backdrop, this collection of stories chronicle what we wish those who made their way into our hearts could have known…and what we need to know for ourselves after they’ve made their way out again.
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“Dude, your blog totally rules!” – NYT Bestselling Author + Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody
“Provocative. Hilarious. Brilliant.” – Emmy Award-winning news anchor + other-awards-winning food columnist Jason DeRusha
“You have a wonderful blog.” – ’70s Teen Heartthrob Robby Benson
“The only personal blog I read.” – Twitter celeb-rah-tay Kevin Watterson
“More teacher hot than wicked hot.” – Vita.MN’s gangsta02
Jam-packed with the most entertaining, best-loved posts spanning the last ten years of the popular blog An Amber Colored Life, this three volume collection is (gonna be) a party to read. (Also featuring a foreword by Jason DeRusha!)
Out December 2017.
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