The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 139 x 209 x 29mm | 453.59g
- 02 Feb 2018
- Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
- New York, United States
Back cover copy
From The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin
Antoinette sits on the chair next to me, bouncing. It took three months to get this appointment. Now that it's here, I want to be somewhere else, anywhere else.
Dr. Ketters jots some notes in Antoinette's file. She has been in the room for less than five minutes. When she looks up and smiles softly, I know something is wrong.
"Antoinette displays a lot of autistic behaviors," she says. "She not classically autistic. She's affectionate." Right now Antoinette is leaning into me, lacing her fingers through mine. "I can't give you an exact diagnosis. She doesn't fit neatly into any one category. But I can tell you that she will most likely require lifelong care."
Dr. Ketters is still talking when I walk out of the exam room, but I'm not listening. As we leave, I think of the second list I made. The one I didn't show the doctor. On it, I listed the way Antoinette's fingers clasp mine when we walk in the garden. The way my heart beats easier when she is next to me. The way she taps my back, and I know it means I love you.
Tiffany Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
The originality of the plot in Knipper s debut will keep readers turning the pages.
This charming debut will appeal to those seeking elements of magic realism, family relationships, and personal growth, as well as Sarah Addison Allen fans. Library Journal
captivating and finely written.
About Stephanie Knipper
Knippers Liebe zu Büchern und Blumen prägte ihr gesamtes Leben: Nach ihrem Abschluss in Englischer Literatur an der Northern Kentucky University studierte sie Gartenbau. "Antoinettes geheime Sprache der Blumen" ist Knippers Debütroman. Ihre Tochter Grace war das Vorbild für die Heldin dieses Buchs. Stephanie Knipper lebt mit ihrem Mann, Grace und fünf weiteren Kindern in Kentucky und schreibt derzeit an ihrem zweiten Roman.