Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw


Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

A fresh, modern retelling of Longfellow's famous love poem Evangeline, Anxious Hearts tells the story of Evangeline and Gabriel, two teenagers who live in the idyllic village of Acadia. On the day that the young lovers are to be wed, their village is attacked and the two are separated. Thus begins an epic search for each other. Unknowingly, two modern teens, Eva and Gabe, trace their footsteps. And then Gabe mysteriously disappears. With dreamy, romantic flourishes reminiscent of Francesca Lia Block, Anxious Hearts tells the ultimate tale of angsty, thwarted love. And that even if lost somewhere on life's journey, true love can be found again.

About the Author

Tucker Shaw was a writer and advice columnist for Alloy and has authored numerous YA novels including The Girls. He also appeared on the Today Show promoting his recent gift book Everything I Ate.

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272 pages


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Publication date

16th March 2011



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