Barges on the River, Roaches in the Sauce

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Beth Stevens is a naive, socially inept 13-year-old girl, growing up in the early 1980's, at odds with both family and classmates. She is torn between the expectations of her professor dad, which seem overly demanding, and the subculture of her small Indiana town, which offers freedom but little support. She clings to Becky, her former babysitter who now sells pizzas at her boyfriend's family business. Beth composes an essay telling why she admires Becky for a school contest, and is thrilled when it is chosen to be read at a parents' meeting--but shortly afterward, Becky admits a terrible secret. Beth must grow up very quickly as she deals with the emotional fallout from this and decides whether to still read her essay in public. She grapples with her view of human nature, and of God, through various situations (including a tornado, a tent revival, and babysitting in a funeral home) before the dilemma is happily resolved.

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Jennifer Trout Quattrochi grew up in Hanover, Indiana, a rural southern Indiana college town much like the one depicted in "Barges." She originally wrote about Beth when she was 14 years old and, upon rediscovering these teenage works, decided to rewrite them. She holds a B.A. in English from Knox College and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. She has authored two blogs and published several articles for Wheaton's alumni magazine, but this is her first novel. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Jim, and three children, Joe, David, and Lydia, two of whom she homeschools.

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