Tigers, Not Daughters

This Indie Next List book is a lyrical contemporary YA with a dose of magical realism and an empowering portrait of grief, sisterhood and resilience.

Ever since their mother died, the four Torres sisters are desperate to get away from their crushingly needy father. Two months after a failed escape, Ana, the eldest, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, the sisters and their "disaster of a dad" still mourn. The three sisters begin seeing signs of Ana's ghost, which convince them she's returned for revenge--each has her own theory against whom. The sisters in Tigers, Not Daughters face discrete battles, yet Ana's ghost unites them and forces them to confront the grief eclipsing their powerful bond. Mabry (the National Book Award longlisted All the Wind in the World) gracefully shows their delicate paths forward as they leave behind guilt and regret and find romance and renewed strength. --Samantha Zaboski, freelance editor and reviewer

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