All The Ugly And Wonderful Things: A Novel

August 9, 2016|
All The Ugly And Wonderful Things: A Novel by Bryn Greenwood
Earn 175 plum® points
Ships free on orders over $35

In stock online

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store


- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
- Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year
- Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It''s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father''s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy''s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won''t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood''s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer -Bustle

Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 -New York Daily News

Best Books of 2016 -St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned an MA from Kansas State University and continues to work in academia as an administrator. She is the author of Last Will and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Chi...
Title:All The Ugly And Wonderful Things: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.44 X 6.47 X 1.15 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.44 X 6.47 X 1.15 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250074134

ISBN - 13:9781250074133

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: