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Oak Grove is a dry, dusty town haunted by memories of a past flood. Everyone dreads the water – except two brothers, Trevor and Eli McGill. Nicknamed Trout and Eel for their darting quickness and the mysterious webbing between their fingers and toes, the boys dream of the farthest seas and of a magical past they barely remember.

Martha Glimmer, the boys’ loyal friend, has her own reasons to help them reach their hearts’ desire. She’s running away from her own memories – of her mother’s death, her father’s grief, and of the time before her heart was broken.

Little do Martha, Trout and Eel know that running away will lead them on a journey back to their own true natures…. A tender and engaging story, brimming with an extraordinary blend of wonder and reality, possibility and loss, and the reminder that love is something we never lose.


“Readers who like fables will connect with the vivid writing and with the friends’ restlessness and yearning for self-discovery and adventure.” “(A) mysterious, magical story… if vacation plans take you to the beach or lake, Indigo is the perfect book to bring along.”

“An accomplished storyteller, Hoffman deftly interweaves themes of friendship, identity, and the tension between family ties and freedom that adolescence inevitably brings.”
Publishers Weekly