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The Painters of Lexieville

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Sharon Darrow’s harrowing coming-of-age tale, told from the points of view of mother, son, and daughter, is rich with metaphorical significance and - like its small-town heroine - is obstinately, everlastingly hopeful.

Lexieville, Arkansas, can hardly be called a town - it’s just a handful of shotgun houses squatting at the end of a gravel road off the two-lane highway
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by Candlewick
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Titiana dufort
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This box is amazing because it has a very good moral which is life doesn't give you what you want just by dreaming and even thothough it been hard for the family none of them is doing anything to change there life but the youngest son because he has a dream to change how the environment where he lives to help everyone to get out the dark to the light which he called a new life a fresh coat of paint and I find that really deep and I would recommend this book to everyone because there's a lot of l ...more
Sarah
Sep 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Having come from nearly nothing and been surrounded with hardship her whole life, Pert is trying to find a way out of her dead-end existence and not go the way of her mother and sister, but breaking out isn't so easy to do without any guidance or support.
Rad
Feb 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-and-liked, ya
There's a sort of transference of antagonists here, or at least some haziness concerning who the real antagonist is. But hey! This book is about a girl trying to break out of her tiny town life, and that's what I love about it.
Sarah
This coming-of-age novel uses multiple points of view, all in first person, to tell the story of Pert Lexie. Her family, her violent uncle and her mother increase her struggles to break out of poverty. I enjoyed this realistic book and Darrow's portrayal of Pert and her dreams and persistence.
Lisa
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous prose, riveting story.
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Mar 09, 2009 rated it liked it
poignant in places, kind of weird in others. interesting, though.
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Sharon Darrow is the author of THE PAINTERS OF LEXIEVILLE and THROUGH THE TEMPESTS DARK AND WILD: A STORY OF MARY SHELLEY, CREATOR OF FRANKENSTEIN, illustrated by Angela Barrett. Sharon Darrow lives in Vermont.
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