Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby has an interesting concept. I don’t think that I have ever read a book that had a homeless person as the main character. The synopsis is not overly descriptive, however, the concept of having to adjust one’s way of life and experiencing the world differently really intrigues me. Looking forward to reading this debut next year!

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Winterfolk Janel KolbyTitle: Winterfolk
Author: Janel Kolby
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

A gritty yet beautiful debut novel about a homeless teen who relies on the magic she sees in the world around her to help her find her place, perfect for fans of Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap

Rain is a homeless teen living with her father in the woods outside Seattle, near a community of other homeless people called the Winterfolk. She finds safety and sanctuary in this hidden world—until the day that safety is shattered when she learns the city plans to clear the woods of everyone who lives there. Now she’s forced to confront Seattle, which is full of strange sights, sounds, people—and memories.…

Fans of Jandy Nelson, Bennett Madison, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Nova Ren Suma will be enchanted by the gorgeous writing and Rain’s unique voice.

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Book Quotes: Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Sometimes I’m a ghost. But this morning’s air is heavy with the scent of our bodies, me and Dad’s. Our unwashed laundry. Our rock dreams.

About Janel Kolby

Janel Kolby

Janel Kolby is a poet and story writer for teens and children. She is a graduate of Hamline University’s MFAC program and lives in Seattle with her family and Sunny Arms community. Winterfolk is her debut novel.

7 thoughts on “Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

  1. kozbisa says:

    This is a yes for me too. They had me at Jandy Nelson (would she please write another book!), and this whole mystery of the “memories”. I hope it’s great!

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I like the description of this book. It gives you an IDEA, not the whole story minus details. This is definitely one that I think I could get into! The only thing… the cover? Story?!

  3. Literary Feline says:

    What an interesting premise! I haven’t read too many books with a homeless person as the protagonist either. This one sounds really good though, and I hope you enjoy it! I’ll have to keep my eye out for it.

    Here’s mine.

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