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After the Leaves Fall

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Abandoned by her mother as a child, and then mourning the death of her father, Julia thinks college is the perfect place to start over. But when she makes a mistake that will change her life forever, it is only through her grandmothers prodding that she begins to look for hope in a loving God who longs to make all things new.

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"In her promising debut novel, Baart writes compellingly about a young girl's struggle with loss, love, identity and faith. Julia Bakker knows what loss is. Her mother abandoned her, her beloved father died, and her childhood love has gone to college and found another. As a teen, she lives with her saintly grandmother, who urges her to go to church camp, but Julia finds only 'quick answers and thrilling conversions' there. Disillusioned, Julia decides it is up to her, not anyone else — 'even some impossible, far-flung God' — to reinvent herself. 'The truth was, I didn't know who I was, and I was afraid of being defined by who I wasn't. By what I didn't have.... By remembering with predictable, cyclic accuracy all I had lost.' After chronicling her early years, the story follows Julia as she enrolls in college to study engineering and become someone who is 'too smart to attach, too independent to want to, and so secure as to be untouchable.' Soon, Julia is repeating her mother's mistakes. The love of her rock-solid Christian grandmother and a newfound (and not completely well-explained) reliance on God help fortify her for the difficult path ahead. Sparkling prose makes this new novel a welcome addition to inspirational fiction." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Abandoned by her mother as a child, and then mourning the death of her father, Julia thinks college is the perfect place to start over. But when she makes a mistake that will change her life forever, it is only through her grandmothers prodding that she begins to look for hope in a loving God.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781414316222
Author:
Baart, Nicole
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
8.24x5.51x.97 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 358 pages Tyndale House Publishers - English 9781414316222 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her promising debut novel, Baart writes compellingly about a young girl's struggle with loss, love, identity and faith. Julia Bakker knows what loss is. Her mother abandoned her, her beloved father died, and her childhood love has gone to college and found another. As a teen, she lives with her saintly grandmother, who urges her to go to church camp, but Julia finds only 'quick answers and thrilling conversions' there. Disillusioned, Julia decides it is up to her, not anyone else — 'even some impossible, far-flung God' — to reinvent herself. 'The truth was, I didn't know who I was, and I was afraid of being defined by who I wasn't. By what I didn't have.... By remembering with predictable, cyclic accuracy all I had lost.' After chronicling her early years, the story follows Julia as she enrolls in college to study engineering and become someone who is 'too smart to attach, too independent to want to, and so secure as to be untouchable.' Soon, Julia is repeating her mother's mistakes. The love of her rock-solid Christian grandmother and a newfound (and not completely well-explained) reliance on God help fortify her for the difficult path ahead. Sparkling prose makes this new novel a welcome addition to inspirational fiction." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Abandoned by her mother as a child, and then mourning the death of her father, Julia thinks college is the perfect place to start over. But when she makes a mistake that will change her life forever, it is only through her grandmothers prodding that she begins to look for hope in a loving God.
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