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The Blind Faith Hotel is a winner of the 2009 Green Earth Book Award, the 2009 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the Great Lakes Book Award, an ALAN December Pick, and an Illinois Arts Council Grant Recipient.

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The Blind Faith Hotel

The Blind Faith Hotel

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Advance praise for The Blind Faith Hotel:

This is a deeply felt novel about coming to understand what home really means-- and why. I loved so many of the characters in this book, but most of all the sometimes wise-cracking, sometimes heart-breaking, always wild in spirit Zoe, who through her own learning brought me a unique and entirely unsentimental appreciation of nature. The Blind Faith Hotel will make you see.

-Elizabeth Berg, author of Open House, an Oprah's Book Club selection

The Blind Faith Hotel will leave a lump in your throat for all the right reasons: for the wrenching, funny, heartwarming story of Zoe, who is struggling to grow up in a family that is falling apart; for lyrical pictures of the wild world that Zoe so loves; and for the nuggets of wisdom Pamela Todd tucks into the story, like gifts, for the readers who will savor them long after they have finished this moving book.

-Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank: A Novel

Zoe's story is so beautifully written, that you find yourself loving her for her devotion to all things wild and wonderful, including her father and Ivy, even while you're wishing she could face up to a few useful realities. A fascinating reading experience.

-Zilpha Keatley Snyder, three-time Newbery Honor Medalist and author of The Egypt Game