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The Only Piece of Furniture in the House

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"The confusing passage to adulthood is the heart of Glancy's slender, poignant and powerful story of an innocent, deeply religious teenage girl. The second oldest of nine children, Rachel Hume learned to read by deciphering highway signs as her family followed her father, an itinerant railroad worker, across the bountiful countrysides of Louisiana and Texas. Now nearly ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Moyer Bell
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A simple book about the a family who moved back and forth from TX to LA, depending on where dad was working. Mom was the anchor of the family who taught her children strong Christian values. She was adored by her children. THe story is about her daugther Rachel. It is neither pleasant or exciting or even very interesting. But it captures the language of the rural south.
I can't really describe the affect of this book on me, other than to say I'm not sure I'd ever resonated so personally with a text before. It's a book about living in the face of a world grown old with disappointment, wasted dreams, and broken hopes. A book about life so powerful, it transcends every regret.
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(Helen) Diane Glancy is a Cherokee poet, author and playwright.

Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Arts (English literature) from the University of Missouri in 1964, then later continued her education at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning her a Masters degree in English in 1983. In 1988, she received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of
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