Forgetting How to Hold a Fork

More than just a nod to Pink Floyd and temporary mindlessness, this short story collection -- written entirely by New York City high school students -- is chock-full of fascinating details and keen insight into the lives of an eccentric cast of characters. From the tale if the murder-inclined schoolteacher to the description of the New Yorker longing to return to her Haitian roots, the stories keep you constantly intrigued. Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our parents? Why does Sylvia pick her nose? What happened to Jessica after running away from home? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this extremely entertaining collection. Sometimes painful, sometimes ribald, Forgetting How to Hold a Fork is sure to produce tears, laughter, and that odd mixture of sadness and satisfaction that comes only from reaching the end of an exceptional book. Cover illustration and lettering by Chris Sinderson Illustrations by Tess Banta and Joy Westerman