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Following her mother's death, Katie, a young girl living on an army base, waits for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her and struggles to understand her distant, violent father
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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. Condition: New. Clean and tight - unused copy - Excellent!!. Seller Inventory # 008167
Book Description Avon Books (Mm), 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0380728842
Book Description Avon Books, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0380728842
Book Description Avon Books, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110380728842