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About The Book

A Parade Magazine Best Young Adult Book of 2021

“A romance for the ages…one perfect little novel.” —Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl

The Sun Is Also a Star meets Outlander in this “unforgettable and artfully crafted romance” (Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’) about two teens who relive their tragic love story over and over until they uncover what they must do to change their fate.

Tamar is a musician, a warrior, a survivor. Fayard? He’s a pioneer, a hustler, a hopeless romantic.

Together, Tamar and Fayard have lived a thousand lives, seen the world build itself up from nothing only to tear itself down again in civil war. They’ve even watched humanity take to the stars. But in each life one thing remains the same: their love and their fight to be together. One love story after another. Their only concern is they never get to see how their story ends. Until now.

When they finally discover what it will take to break the cycle, will they be able to make the sacrifice?

About The Author

Photograph by Tokie Rome Taylor

Shanna Miles attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. With a passion for reading, she continued on to Georgia State University where she earned a master’s degree in library media. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, she considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool Southern girl. As such, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she met and married her husband, a fellow educator. When she’s not writing about Southern girls in love, in trouble, or in space, she’s sharing books with teens as a high school librarian or reading stories to her two young daughters. To find out more about Shanna, you can connect with her online at ShannaMiles.net or on Twitter at @SRMilesAuthor.  

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (September 28, 2021)
  • Runtime: 10 hours and 26 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797131269
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"Narrators Joniece Abbott–Pratt and Landon Woodson’s transformative performances take listeners through time as two teenagers fall in love over multiple lifetimes. Woodson is emotive and upbeat as Fayard, who lives his many lives with reckless abandon. In contrast, Abbott–Pratt gives a more reserved and subtle performance as Tamar, who struggles to put her well-being first in her various lives. The narrators expertly alter their performances as the teens cycle through lifetimes; they effortlessly take on the rhythmic accent of precolonial Africa, the fast-paced delivery of the 1920s, and the laid-back tone of modern times. The pair give a stunning performance that highlights their ability to play with nuance and cadence to evoke the unique settings in this genre-defying love story."

– Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine

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