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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn't got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the Handbook from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle — the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.

Rory's been told she is one of the “third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom,” and she's determined to break the cycle. As Rory struggles with her mother's habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in books and language. From diary entries, social workers reports, story problems, arrest records, family lore, and her grandmother's letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world while she searches for the way out of it.

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“A voice as fresh as hers is so rare that at times I caught myself cheering....I'd go anywhere with this writer.” Susannah Meadows, The New York Times

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“So fresh, original, and funny you'll be in awe…Tupelo Hassman has created a character you'll never forget. Rory Dawn Hendrix of the Calle has as precocious and endearing a voice as Holden Caulfield of Central Park.” The Boston Globe

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“A lyrical and fiercely accomplished first novel....In Hassman's skilled hands, what could have been an unrelenting chronicle of desolation becomes a lovely tribute to the soaring, defiant spirit of a survivor.” People

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“Moments of strange beauty enhance our sense of the Calle community….[Hassman] makes Rory's milieu feel universal.” Megan Mayhew Bergman, The New York Times Book Review

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“Powerful…Rory transcends her bleak situation through dark humor and unaccountable smarts.” San Francisco Chronicle

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“This amazing debut spills over with love, but is still absolutely unflinching and real.” Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

About the Author

Tupelo Hassman graduated from Columbia's MFA program. Her writing has been published in the Portland Review Literary Journal, Paper Street Press, Tantalum, We Still Like, and Zyzzyva, and by 100 Word Story, Five Chapters.com, and Invisible City Audio Tours.

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Chris H, March 20, 2013 (view all comments by Chris H)
This is a beautiful tale of a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. The writing is almost magical in how well it is voiced and I found myself going back to re-read paragraph after paragraph just to enjoy how the words were put together. Yes, there is sadness and badness, but the fortitude of the characters makes for a delightful read. I read extensively and this is the best book that I have read in a long time. Run to Powell's for this one!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250024060
Author:
Hassman, Tupelo
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Coming of age
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130205
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
Coming of Age

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Product details 288 pages Picador - English 9781250024060 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A voice as fresh as hers is so rare that at times I caught myself cheering....I'd go anywhere with this writer.”
"Review" by , “So fresh, original, and funny you'll be in awe…Tupelo Hassman has created a character you'll never forget. Rory Dawn Hendrix of the Calle has as precocious and endearing a voice as Holden Caulfield of Central Park.”
"Review" by , “A lyrical and fiercely accomplished first novel....In Hassman's skilled hands, what could have been an unrelenting chronicle of desolation becomes a lovely tribute to the soaring, defiant spirit of a survivor.”
"Review" by , “Moments of strange beauty enhance our sense of the Calle community….[Hassman] makes Rory's milieu feel universal.”
"Review" by , “Powerful…Rory transcends her bleak situation through dark humor and unaccountable smarts.”
"Review" by , “This amazing debut spills over with love, but is still absolutely unflinching and real.”
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