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The Girl from Charnelle

The Girl from Charnelle

(2006)
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It's 1960 in the Panhandle town of Charnelle, Texas - a year and a half since sixteen-year-old Laura Tate's mother boarded a bus and mysteriously disappeared. Assuming responsibility for the Tate household, Laura cares for her father and three brothers and outwardly maintains a sense of calm. But her balance is upset and the repercussions of her family's struggles are revealed when a chance encounter with a married man leads Laura into a complicated relationship for which she is unprepared. As Kennedy battles Nixon for the White House, Laura must navigate complex emotional terrain and choose whether she, too, will flee Charnelle.

A heartfelt portrait of a young woman's reckoning with the paradoxes of love - eloquent, tender, and heart-wrenching - K. L. Cook's unforgettable debut novel marks the arrival of a significant new voice in American fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Girl from Charnelle: A Novel
Author(s): K L Cook
ISBN: 0-06-082965-6 / 978-0-06-082965-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girl from Charnelle: A Novel
Author(s): K L Cook
ISBN: 0-06-082966-4 / 978-0-06-082966-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Girl from Charnelle: A Novel
Author(s): K L Cook
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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