OUR BOOKS

WHEN WE VANISHED

CALL OF THE CROW QUARTET,
BOOK ONE

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When Andi Lin overhears details about a harmful research study at the food corporation Nutrexo, she’s instantly worried that her dad is involved. He left home to participate in one of the company’s clinical trials, and was in frequent contact at first—but her recent attempts to reach him have been met with silence.

Fearing he may be in danger, Andi sets out to investigate. She finds an unlikely ally in her neighbor Cyrus, whose mother once worked for Nutrexo and is hiding secrets of her own. Their search for answers leads them to the head scientist at Nutrexo’s confidential research facility, where they learn that the truth is more complicated—and more devastating—than they ever could have imagined.

This captivating debut is at once a page-turning thriller, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a thought-provoking look at the consequences of our desires for power, success, and control.

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WHERE SHADOWS GROW

CALL OF THE CROW QUARTET,
BOOK TWO

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Several months after Nutrexo’s downfall, Andi plunges into a new mission: investigating a dietary supplement with unusual, potentially-dangerous side effects. Cyrus wants to help, but he’s hopelessly distracted by the painful secret he’s been hiding about his older brother. He can’t bring himself to tell anyone what really happened that night. Not even Andi.

Meanwhile, Roya is vacationing on a remote island when she makes a chilling discovery. A human skeleton—and near it, a rusty iron key. Can the mysterious girl Roya glimpsed on the bluffs help her piece together some answers? Or will she drag her down into the dark undercurrents flowing beneath them?

This sweeping sequel to When We Vanished takes the reader on a journey through time and place, from a 1970s island commune to a present-day corporate apple orchard, as it explores the question of just how far we’ll go to help the people we love.

WITHIN EVERY FLAME

CALL OF THE CROW QUARTET,
BOOK THREE

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Andi Lin is ready to put the past behind her. After Nutrexo’s former CEO lands behind bars, she’s hopeful that she’ll be able to move on. But when Blazin Bitz reappear on the shelves, she realizes this story is far from over.

The Mirzapours also want a fresh start. Cyrus pivots to the tech world and finds himself part of a new team, where he unearths deeply personal secrets about his closest allies. Roya reconnects with an old friend, who gives her a dangerous-and seemingly impossible-mission. And as Naveed struggles to get back on his feet, an enigmatic visitor approaches him with a disturbing request.

Shadowy forces are stalking them all, and the pressure is rising. Who will find their hidden strength… and who will explode?

This engrossing third installment of the Call of the Crow Quartet follows four beloved characters as they grapple with the past, contend with complicated relationships, and start to build their futures.

WHAT WE BURY

CALL OF THE CROW QUARTET,
BOOK FOUR

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Spring has come to the Pacific Northwest, and things are looking up for Andi, Naveed, Cyrus and Roya. Soon, the trial of Dr. Tara Snyder will begin, and a guilty verdict seems inevitable. Once Dr. Snyder is behind bars for good, they’ll finally be able to get a fresh start.
But before the trial begins, tragedy strikes, throwing their families into chaos and shattering all hopes for a smooth conviction. Shocking connections come to light as everything falls apart, and it’s up to them to put the pieces together—before it’s too late.
The stunning final installment to the Call of the Crow Quartet weaves threads from the previous books into a breathtaking, poignant, and bittersweet conclusion.

RECIPES FOR A NEW NORMAL

ART, STORIES, RECIPES
& FOOD JUSTICE

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Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for a New Normal features art, stories, and recipes from over 30 contributors. Explore illustrations, personal narratives and poems from Indigenous Alaska, Punjab, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy comic strips, block prints, and instructions for creating a fortune teller. Savor recipes for tea, truffles, soups, salmon, lumpia and more. 

These illuminating pieces stitch together food justice narratives that offer insights into the challenges of 2020. The murder of George Floyd galvanized us, while the global Covid pandemic, ongoing climate crises, and intense election season forced us into a new normal of chaos and uncertainty. By centering (re)connection with land, culture, and community, we invite a vibrant vision for working together to build a more just and generative world with food sovereignty for all.