Books by Patrick Downes

RESCUE AND JESSICA by Jessica Kensky
Released: April 3, 2018

"A gentle introduction to service dogs and acquired disability. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A service dog helps a white girl adjust to the loss of her legs in a story based on true events. Read full book review >
TEN MILES ONE WAY by Patrick Downes
Released: March 21, 2017

"An intricate, unusual love story for readers attuned to compassion. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
While Nest hangs onto life after driving into a tree, Q, her sometimes-boyfriend, makes a written record of one shared day so that people will know she was loved. Read full book review >
COME HOME, ANGUS by Patrick Downes
Released: July 26, 2016

"Excellent use of scale and texture capture a child's out-of-control emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Angry without knowing why, a boy stomps away from his house and neighborhood. Read full book review >
FELL OF DARK by Patrick Downes
Released: May 12, 2015

"A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegrations of two distinct characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenagers Erik and Thorn are descending into madness on converging paths, heading toward a ruinous first encounter with each other. Read full book review >