The Way Back*
Author: Gavriel Savit
2020 National Book Award Finalist!
Yehuda Lieb and Bluma are teens living in the little shtetl of Tupik in Eastern Europe. After both experience a loss in their families, they encounter Death and find themselves accidentally thrust into the Far Country, a dark land where demons and spirits live. As the two travel through this mysterious place, they must make pacts with demon kings and go to war with Death itself. And if they’re lucky, they just might make it back home alive. Your young readers will be swept up by this adventure steeped in Jewish folklore as they travel through the Far Country and discover the power that love has to heal even the deepest grief. Ages 12 and up. 368pp.