Sarah Miller

We're thrilled to have Sarah Miller back in the store on Saturday, October 12th at 5:00pm to tell us about her latest YA book, The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. This is a free event but reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at (231) 347-1180, email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com, or through Facebook or Eventbrite. 

In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world.

When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.

SARAH MILLER is the author of The Borden Murders, a School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of two historical fiction novels for young adults, Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller and The Lost Crown, about the Romanovs, both ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. In addition to her work for young readers, she is the author of the USA Today-bestselling Caroline: Little House, Revisited, which was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, among other accolades. Visit her on the web at sarahmillerbooks.com or on Facebook at @SarahMillerwritesbooks.
 

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The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524713812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 27th, 2019

In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world.


Caroline: Little House, Revisited Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062685353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 12th, 2018

USA Today Bestseller!

One of Refinery29's Best Reads of September


The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984892447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - May 7th, 2019

With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core.
 
Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
 


 

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