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Jan 27, 1998
| ISBN 9780375750229
Nov 24, 2010
| ISBN 9780307773593
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Jan 27, 1998 | ISBN 9780375750229
Nov 24, 2010 | ISBN 9780307773593
A sharp and funny, rueful, and uncompromisingly real tale of growing up—from National Book Award finalist Amy BloomA chubby girl with smudged pink harlequin glasses and a habit of stealing Heath Bars from the local five-and-dime, Elizabeth Taube is the only child of parents whose indifference to her is the one sure thing in her life. When her search for love and attention leads her into the arms of her junior-high-school English teacher, things begin to get complicated. And even her friend Mrs. Hill, a nearly blind, elderly black woman, can’t protect her when real love—exhilarating, passionate, heartbreaking—enters her life in the gorgeous shape of Huddie Lester. With her finely honed style and her unflinching sensibility, Bloom shows us how profoundly the forces of love and desire can shape a life.
Amy Bloom is the author of four novels: White Houses, Lucky Us, Away, and Love Invents Us; and three collections of short stories: Where the God Of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me (finalist for the National Book Award), and… More about Amy Bloom
“Bloom is a truly excellent writer … lyrical and funny … there is a line worth quoting on almost every page of this book.” —Los Angeles Times
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