Jason Mott has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Returned. The Wonder of All Things (Mira) is his latest novel. On an ordinary day, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds disappear. Ava has an unusual gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Now the whole world knows, and people begin flocking to her small town, eager to catch a glimpse of The Miracle Child. But Ava’s ability comes at a cost, and as she grows weaker with each healing, she finds herself having to decide just how much she’s willing to give up in order to save the ones she loves most.