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Cover Reveal: A CATALOG OF BURNT OBJECTS by Shana Youngdahl

Cover reveal! A Catalog of Burnt Objects is the story of a girl struggling to figure out her estranged brother, a new love, and her own life just as wildfires beset her small California town—by the acclaimed author of As Many Nows as I Can Get, herself a native of Paradise, California, destroyed in the 2018 Camp Fire. On shelves March 18, 2025.

Scroll down to see the cover. Plus, check out the new paperback look for Shana Youngdahl’s debut As Many Nows as I Can Get!

Cover Design: Theresa Evangelista

Seventeen-year-old Caprice wants to piece her family back together now that her older brother has returned home, even as she resents that he ever broke them apart. Just as she starts to get a new footing—falling in love for the first time, uncertainly mending her traumatized relationship with her brother, completing the app that will win her a college scholarship and a job in tech—wildfires strike Sierra, her small California town, forcing her to reckon with a future that is impossible to predict. A love story of many kinds and a reflection of the terrifying, heartbreaking events of Paradise, California, where the author grew up, this is a tale that looks at what is lost and discovers what remains, and how a family can be nearly destroyed again and again, and still survive.

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Cover Design: Theresa Evangelista

For fans of All the Bright Places and I’ll Give You the Sun, this is the acclaimed story of two teens who’ve known each other all their lives, only to truly find each other just in time to change the course of their futures forever.

For Scarlett, David is another mountain in the background of her small Colorado town, until one day, he’s suddenly so much more than just part of the scenery. Magnetic, spontaneous, David is a gravitational force. And Scarlett, pragmatic, wry, eye on the future, welcomes the pull he has on her. Bantering, bridge-diving, night-swimming, road-tripping–this is how the two fall recklessly together that last month of summer, before ambition and expectation whisk them off to separate colleges, before their entwined lives unravel. Sometimes, it’s easy to see only the parts of people you want to see. Sometimes, it’s easy to see only those parts of yourself. But as Scarlett looks deeper, as she’s forced to widen her world and weave it back together, David’s comes further undone.

Moving between the past and the present, this is the story of a seemingly grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Smart, bold, and emotionally rich, Shana Youngdahl’s debut explores grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along.

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