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The fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer; a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that 'fudge' can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood. In time, their friendship is tested – by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood. With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the overlooked often burns something radiant.

About the Author

Jo Ann Beard is the author of a collection of autobiographically essays, The Boys of My Youth. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She recieved a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for the Arts.

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ISBN:
9781611200164
Author:
Beard, Jo Ann
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
A. "...epic and profound. These thoughtful, f
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.04 x 5.04 x 1.13 in 0.05 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

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