PETER BROWN HOFFMEISTER is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novel This Is the Part Where You Laugh, as well as the adult novel Graphic the Valley and a memoir, The End of Boys. A former troubled teen, Hoffmeister was expelled from three high schools, lived for a short while in a Greyhound bus station, was remanded to a recovery and parole program, and completed a wilderness experience for troubled youth. He went on to become a high school teacher and founded the Integrated Outdoor Program, serving teens of all backgrounds, taking them into wilderness areas to backpack, climb, spelunk, orienteer, and whitewater-raft. He lives with his wife and daughters in Eugene, Oregon. a Follow him at @peterbrownhoff.
"A portrait of the heart and will that's so tragic and beautiful it singes. . . . Enough to launch a thousand of those tweets that say 'I'm not crying, you're crying.'" --The New York Times Book Review "Proof that even in the darkness, there can be light."--Kirkus Reviews starred review "[Hoffmeister's] characters are complex and authentic, and his subtle, stripped-down writing changes the narrative in startling ways as the story unfolds and more details come to light."--Publishers Weekly starred review "A dark, somber novel with an endearing heart and a captivating protagonist."--School Library Journal, starred review "A powerful and uncompromising story about survival, loss, fear, and what happens when hope is only the bleakest sliver of light. You will not soon forget Little McCardell and his clan, or his unwavering spirit." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces "As beautiful and brutal as a winter storm, Too Shattered for Mending is the missing lInk between Looking for Alaska and Winter's Bone." -Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King "A gritty gem of a book." --David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite