All the Wind in the World (Hardcover)

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Teenage friends (and secret lovers) James and Sarah Jac live a hard life working in the fields harvesting maguey. When they arrive at a new ranch The Real Marvelous in dry west Texas, life changes dramatically for both of them. Sarah is asked to teach the owner's younger daughter to ride horses. James is "courted" by the older daughter. Magical realism and folktales make this a well rounded story of star crossed lovers.

— Valerie


Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Keep your eyes open . . . your head down . . . and your love secret.

Sarah Jac Crow and James Holt have fallen in love working in the endless fields that span a bone-dry Southwest in the near future--a land that's a little bit magical, deeply dangerous, and bursting with secrets. To protect themselves, they've learned to work hard and, above all, keep their love hidden from the people who might use it against them. Then, just when Sarah Jac and James have settled in and begun saving money for the home they dream of near the coast, a horrible accident sends them on the run. With no choice but to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch, the delicate balance of their lives begins to give way--and they may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love.

All the Wind in the World is a breathtaking tale of dread and danger, romance and redemption.

About the Author

Samantha Mabry credits her tendency toward magical thinking to her Grandmother Garcia, who would wash money in the kitchen sink to rinse off any bad spirits. She teaches writing and Latino literature at a community college in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, a historian, and a cat named Mouse. She is the author of A Fierce and Subtle Poison and All the Wind in the World. Visit her online at or on Twitter: @samanthamabry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616206666
ISBN-10: 1616206667
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English