All the Crooked Saints (Hardcover)
Everybody has their problems or vices, and some people will do anything for a solution - even if it means seeking out the Soria’s, a family of miracle workers, in the Colorado desert. But what these miracle-seeking-pilgrims don’t understand is that some issues can only be fixed from the inside. The one thing the Sorias can do is make the problem physically obvious - for one pilgrim, that means suddenly having a donkey head; for another, it means an endless rainstorm over her head and a wedding dress covered in butterflies. Interference in the personal journeys of these pilgrims has the potential to bring death and destruction on the Soria family, so they do their best to ignore the pilgrims who get ‘stuck’ on their ranch compound - that is until the arrival of a boy and a burnt out radio host, whose accidental friendship has the potential to either cure or unravel everything that these people have been repressing.
- Recommended by Megan— From November Staff Picks for Bibliophiles
Here is a thing everyone wants:
Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.
About the Author
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com.