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Angels Carry the Sun

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In the early 1980s, living in rural poverty in one of the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania, Flora McDermott has found an epic love. Everett Finn has that "Black Irish" look, with the black black bottom-of-the-abyss hair and contrasting eyes of sky. When she sits in his high school English class, Flora can think of little else. She has no choice; her pens are possessed; ...more
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Published September 2010 by Lilly Press (first published June 2010)
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Julene
Nov 03, 2010 Julene rated it it was amazing
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This novel revolves around Flora, a young woman in love with her high school math teacher. Within her story she enfolds and bridges three generations of women, their relationships to mean, and how that impacts their relationships to each other

Flora McDermott reminds me of a female Holden Caulfield. She embodies adolescent angst; the feeling that one is utterly alone. She loves an older married man. How common the story. Young love is the most passionate, yet it always fades. She writes love lett
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Bruce Hartman
May 15, 2013 Bruce Hartman rated it it was amazing
It's no wonder that this book was nominated for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner award. It's one of the best novels I've read in a long time. The writing is fluent, poetic at times, and perfectly attuned to the story, with an appealing protagonist and a cast of well-drawn characters. On the surface it's one of those coming-of-age novels that are so popular today, but it probably won't make it onto any high-school reading lists, because there's a forbidden twist: the teenage heroine lusts after her h ...more
Daisygirl825
Sep 01, 2013 Daisygirl825 rated it did not like it
Did not finish. Terrible story line.
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