The Girl from Charnelle by K. L. Cook

Author: K. L. Cook

Category: Literary Fiction

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: November 07, 2021

Deal ends: November 07, 2021


“The story of an entire generation growing up too quickly…impossible to put down until the dramatic and realistic conclusion.” — Library Journal, starred review “A brilliant portrait of a small­ town teenage girl, whose secret affair…feels utterly true…a fresh and indelible book.” — Joan SilberIt'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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