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Some Things That Stay Sarah Willis

Some Things That Stay

Sarah Willis

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ISBN : 9781466821699
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272 pages
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A stunning first novel about a young girls coming-of-age in the 1950s.Tamara Andersons father is a landscape artist who quickly tires of the scenery, so every year her family seeks out new locations for his inspiration. When the Andersons move to aMoreA stunning first novel about a young girls coming-of-age in the 1950s.Tamara Andersons father is a landscape artist who quickly tires of the scenery, so every year her family seeks out new locations for his inspiration. When the Andersons move to a farmhouse in Sherman, New York, in the spring of 1954, fifteen-year-old Tamara and her mother want to settle down and make it home. Sherman begins to work a strange magic on Tamara and her siblings: theres the proselytizing family in the tar-paper house across the street- the dairy cow that becomes a beloved pet- the dead boy who used to live in Tamaras bedroom- her friend Brenda, who teaches her to swear- and Brendas big brother, Rusty, an irresistible freckle-faced redhead.While Tamara experiences her first real year of happiness, her mother is diagnosed with tuberculosis, forcing her into a sanatorium. Tamara struggles with her desire to stay in Sherman, her fear of losing her mother, and her anger at being left in charge of two younger siblings while her father escapes into the world of his art.Deeply moving, with a profound understanding of family dynamics and adolescent anguish, Some Things That Stay introduces an unforgettable narrative voice and marks the arrival of a distinctive, new American talent.