After losing her mother to cancer, Katie finds herself struggling for survival on a southwestern army base, where she dreams of finding Prince Charming and wishes her father would stop hitting her. Reprint. NYT. LJ.
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On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend's house--until Katie's admiration for her strong-willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life.
Written with an unerring ability to capture the sadness of growth, the pain of change, the nearly visible vibrations that connect people, this beautiful novel by the bestselling author of "Open House reminds us how wonderful--and wounding--a deeper understanding of life can be.
“Rich...timeless.” —The New Yorker
“Radiant...startling and delicate.” —The Boston Globe
“Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems.” —Andre Dubus
“This quietly told tale will find a place in your soul, and will stay there.” —Christopher Tilghman
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Book Description Avon Books, New York, NY, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Clean and tight - unused copy - Excellent!!. Bookseller Inventory # 008167
Book Description Avon Books (Mm), 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0380728842
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803807288481.0
Book Description Avon Books (Mm), 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0380728842