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A New York Times Notable Book, Winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, A Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club Selection, and Winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature

Tamara Anderson was in third grade when she found out most people stay in the same house for more than a year. Until then she thought everyone picked up and moved on a regular basis, crossing the country, leaving behind people and bedrooms and belongings. Now she’s turning fifteen, and she wants to stay in Mayville, New York. At first glance, there isn’t much to stick around for. In the tarpaper house across the road there are the Murphys, the Baptist family who upset Tamara’s atheist parents by inviting her to church. In the pasture there’s Edith the cow. And up in the attic there’s the ghost of the boy who used to live here, or at least that’s what Tamara suspects. But this time Tamara is putting her foot down, and planting it…

Taking us into the heart and mind of an unforgettable young girl, and a unique corner of a rural 1950s America, Sarah Willis presents a “heartfelt first novel [in which] the characters are so vivid and rounded they produce a reflected happiness in the reader.” (The Miami Herald)

Synopsis:

This debut novel introduces 15-year-old Tamara Anderson, who's grown up on the move, crossing the country during the 1950s. Now she wants to stay in Mayville, New York. There's not much to stick around for, but this time she's putting her foot down and planting it.

Synopsis:

Tamara Anderson grew up on the move-crossing the country, leaving behind people and bedrooms and belongings. Now she's turning fifteen, and she wants to stay in Mayville, New York. At first glance, there isn't much to stick around for. But this time Tamara is putting her foot down, and planting it....

Taking us into the heart and mind of an unforgettable young girl, and a unique corner of a rural 1950s America, Sarah Willis presents a "heartfelt first novel [in which] the characters are so vivid and rounded they produce a reflected happiness in the reader" (The Miami Herald).

About the Author

Sarah Willis, a Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature, is also the author of Some Things That Stay, The Rehearsal, and A Good Distance. She lives in Ohio. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425179604
Author:
Willis, Sarah
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Tuberculosis
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Atheists
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Children of artists
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
106-922
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.05x5.19x.80 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This debut novel introduces 15-year-old Tamara Anderson, who's grown up on the move, crossing the country during the 1950s. Now she wants to stay in Mayville, New York. There's not much to stick around for, but this time she's putting her foot down and planting it.
"Synopsis" by , Tamara Anderson grew up on the move-crossing the country, leaving behind people and bedrooms and belongings. Now she's turning fifteen, and she wants to stay in Mayville, New York. At first glance, there isn't much to stick around for. But this time Tamara is putting her foot down, and planting it....

Taking us into the heart and mind of an unforgettable young girl, and a unique corner of a rural 1950s America, Sarah Willis presents a "heartfelt first novel [in which] the characters are so vivid and rounded they produce a reflected happiness in the reader" (The Miami Herald).
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