by Mariah McIntyre Sharkey-Brumund



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/5/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480888616
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480888630
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480888623

About the Book

Twelve year-old Cassandra has fallen from grace by losing faith in her parents, her teachers, and ultimately, the sacred. After an unsuspecting journey with her dog, she returns restored, as new answers to old questions emerge in an ethereal way.

“A great, emotional book, with an element similar to the best-selling novel, Wonder, as in you never wish for the story to end”
—Sol Vincent, age 13

“Captivating; transports me right into the main character’s shoes from page one. The way the story is told made me feel like the world in this book was being built around me as I read”
—Savannah Whitby, age 10

“An insightful book of sixth graders coming of age. I can totally relate to this story. The green swirl and all the colors completely changed my perspective of what might be waiting after this world. I can’t wait for the sequel!”
—Chase Maciel, age 12

About the Author

Mariah McIntyre Sharkey-Brumund called her parents from the University of Notre Dame and said, “I want to be an English major.” Her parents said, “No. You should become a nurse.” And so she did, specializing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and then became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. After twenty years of working in hospitals, she is now home to be with her three tween children and pursue her passion in writing. Sharkey-Brumund is the recipient of the Hero of Hearts Award, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Norman Vincent Peale Award for The Power of Positive Thinking, & The National Caring Award for creating her high school’s annual Solidarity Week; a set of shared activities mirroring the solidarity movement of Lech Walesa in Poland. Solidarity Week was and still is about emphasizing the commonalities that bind us together as human beings, rather than those differences that separate us. She lives in San Diego, California with her family.