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Leaving Rock Harbor

(2010)
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"An irresistible read in part because its protagonist, Frankie Ross, seduces us on the first page and never surrenders our affection, but also because fictional Rock Harbor feels as real as she does."
Richard Russo


An unforgettable coming-of-age story and a luminous portrayal of a dramatic era of American history, Rebecca Chace's Leaving Rock Harbor takes readers into the heart of a New England mill town in the early twentieth century.

On the eve of World War I, fourteen-year-old Frankie Ross and her parents leave their simple life in Poughkeepsie to seek a new beginning in the booming city of Rock Harbor, Massachusetts. Frankie's father finds work in a bustling cotton mill, but erupting labor strikes threaten to dismantle the town's socioeconomic structure. Frankie soon befriends two charismatic young men - Winslow Curtis, privileged son of the town's most powerful politician, and Joe Barros, a Portuguese mill worker who becomes a union organizer - forming a tender yet bittersweet love triangle that will have an impact on all three throughout their lives. Inspired in part by Chace's family history, Frankie's journey to adulthood takes us through the First World War and into the Jazz Age, followed by the Great Depression - from rags to riches and back again. Her life parallels the evolution of the mill town itself, and the lost promise of a boomtown that everyone thought would last forever.

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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Leaving Rock Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Chace
ISBN: 1-4391-4130-4 / 978-1-4391-4130-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Leaving Rock Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Chace
ISBN: 1-4391-4131-2 / 978-1-4391-4131-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Leaving Rock Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Chace
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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