Six Feet Over It
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS 2014
Home is where the bodies are buried.
Darkly humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at life, death, and love.
Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:
Pre Need: They know what's up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.
At Need: They are in shock, mourning a loved ones's unexpected death. Leigh avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the headstone choice (mostly granite).
Capable and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world's been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend, and the appearance of Dario, the kind, persistent grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it's time to get a life?
Up to this pointe
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS January 19th, 2016
Publisher’s Weekly Rights Report: Week of October 13, 2014
“Chelsea Eberly at Random House has bought Six Feet Over It author Jennifer Longo’s Up To This Pointe, in a two-book deal. In the novel, a girl who is the descendent of an explorer who died in a race to the South Pole knows that big dreams come with big risks. When her dream of becoming a ballerina dies, she’s willing to go to the ends of the earth (literally to the South Pole) to chart a new path. Publication is slated for spring 2016; Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management did the deal for world rights.”