When the World Tips Over

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 14+

Children's & Young Adult Fiction & True Stories

An explosive new novel brimming with love, secrets, and enchantment by Jandy Nelson, the New York Times bestselling author of I’ll Give You the Sun.

"I am fervently in love with this brave, funny, tender, exuberant beating heart of a book." – Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Welcome to Paradise Springs, Northern California – a hot, dusty, half-magical, wine-country town where there are so many grapes fermenting at one time, you get drunk from breathing the air; where devil winds blow so hard they whip your sense away. A town where every fairy tale you've ever read could be set ... and "home" to the family Falls.

When a strange, enigmatic, rainbow-haired girl shows up in their fantastical hometown, it sends the lives of Fall brothers Wynton and Miles and their sister Dizzy into tumult. With road trips, rivalries, family curses, love stories within love stories within love stories, and sorrows and joys passed from generation to generation, this is the intricate, luminous tale of a family’s complicated past and present. And only in telling their stories can they hope to rewrite their futures.


Jandy Nelson’s debut, The Sky Is Everywhere, published to global critical acclaim in 2010 and has since been adapted into a film on Apple TV+. Her second novel, I'll Give You the Sun, was a New York Times Bestseller, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award and a Stonewall Honor, and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize; it has also been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Together, Sky and Sun have been translated into more than 38 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide. Jandy lives in San Francisco and is madly in love with California, and how it teeters on the edge of the continent. Follow Jandy on Twitter @jandynelson or visit her online at www.jandynelson.com.

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