Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver (1994), the first installment in the New York Times best-selling quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
"A powerful and provocative novel"--The New York Times
"Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace
underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly
provocative novel."--Kirkus, starred review
"Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."-- Booklist, starred review "The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred review