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Set mainly in Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, Variation West covers more than a century of western life and history. But Ardyth Kennelly's sweeping final novel also covers the wider territory of the human heart: how it motivates people to love, to work, to survive - and to do violence to themselves or others.

Thirteen-year-old Hindle Lee, her mother dead and her fat
Paperback, 760 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by Sunnycroft Books
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Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My mother and grandmother shared their love of Ardyth Kennelly's books with me--I remember checking them out of the library when I was about 12. This newly-discovered novel is, as the publisher's description says, darker, with more adult themes than her earlier novels, but still vastly enjoyable (though I probably would not have been allowed to read it at age 12!)

This is a fascinating family saga spanning the early days of Salt Lake City through two World Wars and the Viet Nam War, set against
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Ardyth Matilda Kennelly was an American novelist with five works of historical/literary fiction published between 1949 and 1956, and one published posthumously, in 2014.

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