By Renate Dorrestein
transforming into up along with her cherished siblings in a rambling condominium in Holland, smart, precocious Ellen has an idyllic adolescence suffused with Americana from her mom and dad’ news-clipping service—from Coca-Cola to Kissinger to Neil Armstrong’s first step at the moon. yet amid the happiness lies terror and incredible heartbreak and a 12th birthday that haunts her nonetheless. Twenty-five years later, as Ellen attempts to make feel of her maturity, she brilliantly captures her loss and longings and her struggles to dispel the ghosts of her past.
“A gorgeous novel concerning the sizzling legacy of loss.”—Time
“A extraordinary and finely tuned novel.”-The manhattan Times
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