THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER
by Emily X.R. Pan
A young adult novel with a familiar theme: a girl, a boy, a tragedy and a journey. When Leigh's mother dies by suicide, Leigh is convinced that her mother has come back as a huge red bird. Leigh travels to Taiwan to stay with her maternal grandparents. As Leigh grieves she uncovers some family secrets. A story of magical thinking and a portrait of grief.