I'm very excited and honored to learn that The Year the Swallows Came Early has been chosen by Booklist as one of the Top Ten First Novels for Youth for 2009.
Here's the link:
And here's what Booklist had to say about the ten books they chose:
"The settings and situations range across time and geography in these stand-out debut novels, all reviewed in Booklist during the past year, but readers will find lots of similarities, too: young characters who face their parents’ failings and unusually strong voices from writers to watch."
Thank you, Booklist!