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- DescriptionThe year is 1950, and seventeen-year-old Lucy Hargrove is pregnant. The baby's father has vanished, and her heart-broken parents have ticed a coolness towards them at church. In order to spare her family the shame she feels she alone should bear, Lucy packs her bag and boards a train. She arrives in Oregon City alone, exhausted, and hungry, with plan as to how she will survive. It had taken all her courage to leave her family's homestead in Weiser, Idaho, and her beloved brother, Baxter. Lucy's first stop in Oregon City is Gettman's Bakery. The owner, Hettie, is a big-hearted, outspoken woman who takes Lucy under her wing and offers her a job. In her new hometown, Lucy encounters small-town gossips and a difficult babysitter, but over the next few months she makes friends, faces heart-rending decisions, and becomes an adult.
- Author BiographyLucy's Fence is Carol Duncan Sweet's first novel, although her first volume of short stories, written when she was eight, received critical acclaim from her mother. Originally from West Linn, Oregon, she has lived in Seattle and Asheville, NC, taught English in South Korea and the Czech Republic, and has now returned to Milwaukie, Oregon. In 2007, Carol opened her small business, Write Here, with a mission of encouraging others who are called to the blank page. She coaches writers, both new and accomplished, helping them to find their voice and quiet the inner critic we are all too familiar with. She also offers editing and proofreading services. Carol lives with her partner, Bill Wilson, and their two rescue cats, Gracie and Ellie. Visit Carol at: www.writeherepdx.net .
- Author(s)Carol Duncan Sweet
- Date of Publication03/10/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight349 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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