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Acts of Love (Retta Caldwell #1)

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When tall, elusive Dallas meets Retta, they are drawn together, but Retta can only catch glimpses of the real Dallas for he has lived a hard, nomadic life with secrets to hide. Then a new highway is cut through her home, and she makes a startling discovery about Dallas. Maureen Daly is the author of the teen classic Seventeenth Summer. This is her first novel for young ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Scholastic (first published 1986)
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Liked the emphasis on our stories and that ongoing influence. Good book
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Read this sometime in high school, can't remember much so maybe I'll find it and re-read it. Several times over the years I've tried to figure out which book had a girl whose family was losing their house because of a freeway, and I by chance found the sequel to this book mentioned as part of a meme on Pinterest tonight and I got curious and googled the author, bringing me to this book again lol.
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Maureen Daly, a writer whose first novel, “Seventeenth Summer,” anticipated the young-adult genre by decades when it appeared in 1942 and has endured as a classic coming-of-age story, died on Monday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 85 and made her home in Palm Desert.

Maureen Daly, about 1942.
The cause was non-Hodgkins lymphoma, her sister, Sheila Daly White, said.

Written when Ms. Daly was a teenage
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