By Mary R. Arno
Publisher: Koehler Books
Release Date: November 26, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-63393-157-2 – Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-63393-181-7 – Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-63393-158-9 – Ebook
Genre: Coming of Age Fiction
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.), pdf, ebook
NEW ORLEANS, SUMMER, 1965: For four young people, it is a time for sailing lessons, clandestine cigarettes, facts of life, guilty secrets. Playing girl detectives, Peg and Emmaline hitchhike to the Winn-Dixie, where Emmaline hopes to find her runaway sister. Harry, Emmaline’s brother, lurks on the edges of their toxic, disjointed family. Meanwhile, Mimi catches the measles at her family’s summer cottage. Sent home with the family’s housekeeper, she gets a taste for grown-up adventure and a glimpse of the compromises and deceit that come with it. As seasons and years go by, each of the four must come to terms with what happened that summer and what they did—or didn’t do. Thanksgiving slowly reveals the adult ugliness festering beneath the summer idylls of childhood.
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