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The violent death of Jade Engler's brother a year ago tore their family apart. Then Jade gets pregnant. Paralyzed by indecision and terrified of staying at home in Paradise, Nebraska, off she goes.What Jade learns on her journey -- from working in Connecticut, to a reunion with her mother and their trip back to the Midwest, to her train trip all the way to San Francisco, w ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 8th 2000 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2000)
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This is a story about a teenage girl whose brother is murdered. The murder goes unsolved and the girl becomes emotionally confused and soon thereafter pregnant. She leaves town to hide her condition, find her mother and research her ancestors. Once the girl leaves the farm the story skips about like a flat rock on water, hitting locations or events and finally sinking out of sight. The most substantial character is the girl's father and he was a nice guy, if you can accept that besides being a g ...more
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