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Seventeen-year-old Sheila O'Connor's father died when his pickup truck stalled in the path of an oncoming train. Now her world is changing at an overwhelming pace. Her mother is preparing to remarry, already showing signs of a transformed life. Big brother Josh has joined the Marines, seemingly on a whim. And little sister Annie revels in the attention of her father-to-be, her first experiences of a real dad. 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. But she is about to discover that the only fate she can control is her own . . . and even that will take courage she never knew she had.
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Seventeen-year-old Sheila O'Connor's father died when his pickup truck stalled in the path of an oncoming train. Now her world is changing at an overwhelming pace. Her mother is preparing to remarry, already showing signs of a transformed life. Big brother Josh has joined the Marines, seemingly on a whim. And little sister Annie revels in the attention of her father-to-be, her first experiences of a real dad.

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. But she is about to discover that the only fate she can control is her own . . . and even that will take courage she never knew she had.

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About Lee

A native Californian, Lee Doyle was born in San Francisco and spent most of her childhood and young adult years in the Salinas Valley. At 17, she quit high school and left home for the Southern California coast. Lee later moved to Southern France where she lived for nearly...

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Published Reviews

Nov.10.2008

Lee Doyle has written an engaging, and sometimes dark, coming-of-age story set in the Salinas Valley in 1975. Sheila O'Connor is 17, still mourning the death of her father six years ago, and her mother is...

Jan.05.2009

There was no Dorothy tapping her ruby-slippered feet and yearning for home at the end of this book, but when I closed it, that was the image that popped into my mind. Lee Doyle's debut novel is a classic...