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The Best Place to Live is the Ceiling: a novel

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In his imagination, Archie Smith is a spy. He is also a polo player, a bullfighter, and an Irish terrorist. He is Richard Burton and Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and Orson Welles. He is an adventurer.

In reality, however, Archie is simply a lonely teenager who lives in Queens, New York. Unpopular with girls, awful at sports, undistinguished in school, he spends much of his t
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Hardcover, 184 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Harper & Row (first published January 1st 1990)
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Feb 13, 2009 Ms. Graves rated it liked it
Imagine you are 16 and bored with life. You love hanging out at Kennedy Airport. You are eating with a young man who suddenly collapses and is loaded into an ambulance. You pick up the man's shoulder bag and inside is a passport, cash and traveler's checks. Nothing stops you so you board the plane and assume the identify of another person.
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Haven't read this since I was probably about 14, but I recall quite enjoying it. Take the rating with a grain of salt, heh.
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Barbara Wersba was born in Chicago, moved to California, and then to New York City. She attended Bard College, and after graduating returned to Greenwich Village to study acting with Paul Mann. She received an honorary doctorate from Bard. In 1994, Wersba founded The Bookman Press, a small-press publishing company. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
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