Either The Beginning Or The End Of The World

By Terry Farish

A gorgeously written story of love against a backdrop of genrations of pain and trauma.

For sixteen years, it's been just Sofie and her fisherman father living along the New Hampshire coast. Then Sofie meets Luke, an army medic back from Afghanistan. Sofie's dad orders her to stay away from him, but the pull is too strong: they can't obey. When her father decides to go south to find a better winter catch, he asks Sofie's estranged mother to stay with her. Sofie had been bitter at her mother's absence, denying any part of her mother's Cambodian heritage. Now she's forced to face her family's history. Luke and Sofie discover they both have their secrets, their ghosts, their wars. Together, they need to choose if they're at the beginning or the end.

About the author

Terry Farish has been writing novels and nonfiction about refugees and immigrants for many years, informed by her early work for the Red Cross in Vietnam. Her 2013 novel The Good Braider was named a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and an American Library Association Best Fiction book for Young Adults. Terry directs the literacy program of the NH Humanities Council and is working with Nepali-speaking people from Bhutan to produce a Bhutanese folktale in Nepali and English. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Visit her online at

ISBN: 9781467774833
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 152 x 229mm, 200pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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