The Girl from Charnelle
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It's 1960 in the Panhandle town of Charnelle, Texas--a year and a half since sixteen-year-old Laura Tate's mother boarded a bus and mysteriously disappeared. Assuming responsibility for the Tate household, Laura cares for her father and three brothers and outwardly maintains a sense of calm. But her balance is upset and the repercussions of her family's struggles are revealed when a chance encounter with a married man leads Laura into a complicated relationship for which she is unprepared. As Kennedy battles Nixon for the White House, Laura must navigate complex emotional terrain and choose whether she, too, will flee Charnelle.

A heartfelt portrait of a young woman's reckoning with the paradoxes of love--eloquent, tender, and heart-wrenching--K. L. Cook's unforgettable debut novel marks the arrival of a significant new voice in American fiction.

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    • Feb-2007
    • HarperPerennial
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0060829664
    • ISBN13: 9780060829667
    • First Edition
    • Apr-2006
    • William Morrow
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0060829656
    • ISBN13: 9780060829650
    • Dec-2008
    • HarperCollins
    • eBook (Kindle)
    • Oct-2009
    • Harper
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0061979767
    • ISBN13: 9780061979767


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