THE LOVE WE ALL WAIT FOR.

Doyle, Lee.

ISBN 10: 0981727107 / ISBN 13: 9780981727103
Published by Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar, (2008) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first novel, set in California's Salinas Valley in 1975, where 17 year old Sheila finds her world changing at an overwhelming pace. SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. 286 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 63430

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Title: THE LOVE WE ALL WAIT FOR.

Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA: Komenar, (2008) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seventeen-year-old Sheila O’Connor’s father died six years ago when his pickup truck stalled in the path of an oncoming train. Now her world is changing at an overwhelming pace. It’s 1975, Salinas Valley, California, and her mother is preparing to remarry, already showing signs of a life transformed. Big brother Josh has joined the Marines, seemingly on a whim. Little sister Annie revels in the attention of her father-to-be, her first experience of a real dad. And Sheila’s best friend Ing is making decisions that jeopardize more than just their friendship.

Sheila is changing too, looking for love, trying to protect those whom she loves, and pretending that she can maneuver through the big and little dramas of those around her. As Sheila’s life and relationships fall into disarray, she quickly discovers that the only fate she can control is her own . . . and even that will take courage she might not have.

Lee Doyle has written a poignant debut novel that captures the transition we all must make, from the romantic ideas and hopes of youth to the wonderment of discovering who we will become.

Read what reviewers are writing about THE LOVE WE ALL WAIT FOR:

“Lee Doyle’s prose is a warm, swift wind that sweeps away the haze of everyday life to offer a startlingly clear view of that greatest mystery, the human heart.” --Lewis Buzbee, Author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

“The Love We All Wait For is world-weary and unsentimental as only a seventeen-year-old can be. I loved this book from start to finish. Crisp, vivid, perfect.” --Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You

From School Library Journal:

Adult/High School—In a small town in California's Salinas Valley in the 1970s, little seems to change. For teenage Sheila O'Connor, however, things are changing much too quickly. She misses her father, who died in an accident several years earlier, and resents her mother's upcoming marriage to a local businessman. Her younger sister, unlike Sheila, adores her future stepfather, and her brother is leaving home to join the Marines. Even the family dog is getting old and frail. Sheila's anger at losing the secure familiarity of her childhood is tempered by the growing attractions of the adult world, especially in the form of a handsome drifter who wanders into town. As her mother's wedding approaches and friends from school look to her for help with problems of their own, Sheila's past and future collide in a violent explosion. Doyle has written a moving story of a girl with a lot of sense and a lot of heart struggling to give up the comfort of childhood to find her place in the world.—Sandy Schmitz, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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