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Carrie Arcos

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Carrie Arcos

Carrie Arcos lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, where she is an adjunct professor. Visit her at CarrieArcos.com.

Carrie Arcos

Books by Carrie Arcos

by Carrie Arcos - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Culture, Family, Fiction, History, Mental Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Philosophy, Photography, Relationships, Religion, Tragedy, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
Zara and her mother, Nadja, have a strained relationship. Nadja just doesn't understand Zara's creative passion for photography. And Zara doesn't know how to reach beyond their differences and connect to a closed-off mother who refuses to speak about her past in Bosnia. But when a bomb explodes as they're shopping in their local farmers' market in Rhode Island, Zara is left with PTSD --- and her mother is left in a coma. Without the opportunity to get to know her mother, Zara is left with questions --- not just about her mother, but about faith, religion, history and her own path forward. As Zara tries to sort through her confusion, she meets Joseph, whose grandmother is also in the hospital, and whose exploration of religion and philosophy offer comfort and insight into Zara's own line of thinking. 
by Carrie Arcos - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+
When your namesake is Pablo Neruda --- the greatest love poet of all time --- finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back. Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.
by Carrie Arcos - Youth Fiction

Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.  As a way to remember her, Grace's best friend Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hanna threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.

by Carrie Arcos

How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home. A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.