Books written by Edwidge Danticat

Claire of the Sea Light

Vintage Books | July 1, 2014 | 238 pages
When a vibrant 7-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, an ensuing search reveals the painful stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched. Reprint.  More Info

The Art of Death

Art Of | July 11, 2017 | 160 pages
A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers... More Info


Scholastic Incorporated | January 31, 2017 | 320 pages
Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the... More Info


Scholastic Press | September 29, 2015 | 320 pages
Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating--so when Isabelle is killed in a devastating car crash, Giselle must find a way to heal not only her own serious injuries, but... More Info

Huit Jours

Scholastic Canada | January 1, 2011 | 32 pages
Le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010 a chang jamais la vie des enfants hatiens. Plusieurs d'entre eux ont vu des gens mourir. D'autres ont eux-mmes frl la mort, comme Junior, qui est rest coinc dans les dcombres de sa maison pendant plusieurs jours avant d'tre secouru. Ce livre raconte son... More Info

Claire of the Sea Light

Knopf | August 27, 2013 | 256 pages
"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--  More Info

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

Orchard Books | September 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Junior tells the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster.  More Info