Coming Back (2022)


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Preet is magic.

Valissa is not.

Everyone in their village has magic in their bones, and Preet is the strongest of them all. Without any power of her own, how can Valissa ever be worthy of Preet’s love? When their home is attacked, Valissa has a chance to prove herself, but that means leaving Preet behind. On her own for the first time, Preet breaks the village’s most sacred laws and is rejected from the only home she’s ever known and sent into a new world.

Divided by different paths, insecurities, and distance, will Valissa and Preet be able to find their way back to each other?

From: Penguin Random House

Notes on This Title

The main characters of this title are two queer women in a relationship.




Starred Review: “As encapsulated in the echoing refrain “go and come back to us,” spoken to departing loved ones, the story assuredly layers exploration and reflection into a sublime and emotionally resonant journey.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

“A story of love: for oneself, others, and community.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)


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