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The Fifty-first State

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
"A fresh new voice in fiction." -- Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

Hallie and Josh Corson share a father but little else--until a grisly highway accident leaves them both without parents. Forced to leave her New York City life as an aspiring photographer and return to the rural southern New Jersey town where she and Josh grew up, Hallie soon finds herself managing not only her family's insolvent tomato farm, but also, Josh's transition to adulthood. Struggling to become both a parent and a sister, Hallie must help Josh navigate his final years of high school in the shadow of grief while coping with the escalating threat posed by a violent former employee of their father's. Amid a lush natural landscape where toxins have poisoned vulnerable wildlife, Josh draws on a newfound inner-strength to grapple with his own coming-of-age. He and Hallie grow in ways they never expected, and ultimately, they discover that even in death's wake lives can change for the better.

Lisa Borders is the author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and fiction honors in the Massachusetts Book Awards.



Praise for this book

"A fresh new voice in fiction." - Pat Conroy


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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fifty-First State
Author(s): Lisa Borders
ISBN: 1-938126-20-3 / 978-1-938126-20-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Engine Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifty-First State
Author(s): Lisa Borders
Publisher: Engine Books
Availability: Amazon CA