Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents. In 1917, the new art form of the motion picture is changing entertainment - and Kate is determined to become a director. Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the wanderlust that fueled his parents' adventures. A childhood bout with polio has left him crippled, but he refuses to let his disability define him. Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realize their true magical legacy: the ability to triumph over death, over time. But as their parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.
This book is part of a book series called The Elementals .
There are 304 pages in this book. This book was published 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company .
Saundra Mitchell is the author of the companion novels The Vespertine, The Springsweet, and The Elementals . Her debut novel , Shadowed Summer, was a 2010 Edgar Award nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN pick. She lives in Indianapolis. Visit her website at www. saundramitchell. com.