Eleven-year-old Linnet is growing wings. Auburn wings, with soft feathers. For a while, she can hide them, but they grow larger and larger, almost seeming to take on a life of their own-while taking away Linnet's old life.
Her mother, Sarah, knows what it feels like . . . almost. For when the young Sarah began to grow wings, her mother-Linnet's grandmother-cut them off. Sarah is a "cutwing." She swore that she would let her own daughter's wings grow when the time came, but now that it's actually happening, she has no idea what to do.
And Linnet-lost, confused, fledgling Linnet-doesn't either. . . .
Finalist for the 2000 Mythopoeic Award for Children's Fantasy
Runner-up for Best Children's Fiction from the Society of Midland Authors