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All We Know of Heaven

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In Depression-era rural North Carolina, 15-year-old Bethany falls in love with a boy from a neighboring farm. Her family says she's too young -- and besides, the boy has a darkness in him. But the lovers prevail and quickly slide toward a heartbreaking tragedy of domestic violence.
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by John F. Blair, Publisher (first published October 1996)
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I don't know how this book wound up in my classroom independent reading library or how it then somehow wound up on my desk, but it just wouldn't seem to go away, so I finally read it. This book caused my heart to physically ache, but also somehow gave me some peace in remembering that life goes in, from even the most painful of experiences. I'm not sure if the author was using "of" instead of "have because she was trying to emphasize dialect or if it was an error, but that drove me absolutely cr ...more
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Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Wrenching tale of a young woman whose mother is dead, and who is being raised by her aunt. She falls in love with a dark, young man. They have a baby. But the young man's darkness overwhelms him, and the repercussions are shattering.
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