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A Ticket to Ride

(2008)
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Remember that girl? The one who was impossibly cool, who taught you how to blow smoke rings, cut school, sneak out of the house? Remember how you turned yourself inside out trying to be just like her—and then she broke your heart?

Set in the long, hot summer of 1973, Paula McLain's lyrical debut novel explores what happens when an insecure, motherless teenager falls under the dangerous spell of "that girl"—her older cousin Fawn. Fawn's worldly ways are mesmerizing to Jamie, who submits to a makeover—both inside and out—to win Fawn's approval. But over the course of a summer wrecked with tragedy and loss, Jamie learns that Fawn will use anything and anyone to further her own motives. When a local girl goes missing, Jamie realizes how dangerous Fawn truly is, and recognizes, too late, her own complicity in the disaster that unfolds around them.

Paula McLain's poignant debut is a compelling family portrait that explores the darker sides of love and loyalty.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Ticket to Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN: 0-06-134051-0 / 978-0-06-134051-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Ticket to Ride: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN: 0-06-134052-9 / 978-0-06-134052-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Ticket to Ride
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Ticket to Ride
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Ticket to Ride
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Ticket to Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA