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Author Saunders, Paula, 1957- author.

Title The distance home : a novel / Paula Saunders.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2018]

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 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC SAUNDERS,P    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 292 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary In the years after World War II, the bleak yet beautiful plains of South Dakota still embody all the contradictions--the ruggedness and the promise--of the old frontier. This is a place where you can eat strawberries from wild vines, where lightning reveals a boundless horizon, where descendants of white settlers and native Indians continue to collide; and where, for most, there are limited options. Reneþ shares a home, a family, and a passion for dance with her older brother, Leon. Yet for all they have in common, their lives are on remarkably different paths. In contrast to Reneþ, a born spitfire, Leon is a gentle soul. The only boy in their ballet class, Leon silently endures often brutal teasing. Meanwhile, Reneþ excels at everything she touches, basking in the delighted gaze of their father, whom Leon seems to disappoint no matter how hard he tries. As the years pass, Reneþ and Leon's parents fight with increasing frequency--and ferocity. Their father--a cattle broker--spends more time on the road, his sporadic homecomings both yearned for and dreaded by the children. And as Reneþ and Leon grow up, they grow apart. They grasp whatever they can to stay afloat--a word of praise, a grandmother's outstretched hand, the seductive attention of a stranger--as Reneþ works to save herself, crossing the border into a larger, more hopeful world, while Leon embarks on a path of despair and self-destruction.
Subject Families -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Father and child -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Novels.
ISBN 9780525508748 hardcover
0525508740 hardcover

 
    
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