If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

Product Number: EB00390285
Released: Oct 30, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698138643
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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"Brings to mind the books of Richard Price and the films of Martin Scorsese...? did not want this book to end." -Julie Klam, New York Times-bestselling author of Friendkeeping It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of gentrification. But not yet: Elephant Beach is still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who's still fighting a battle Katie can't understand. In this poignant, evocative debut collection, Judy Chicurel creates a haunting, vivid world, where conflicts between mothers and daughters, men and women, soldiers and civilians and haves and have-nots reverberate to our own time. She captures not only a time and place, but the universal experience of being poised between the past and the future. At once heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and nostalgic, Chicurel shows us that no matter how beautiful some dreams are, there comes a time when we must let them go.

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Author(s): Judy Chicurel
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2014

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Author(s): Judy Chicurel
Narrator(s): Emily Woo Zeller
Product Number DD12723
Released: Oct 30, 2014
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ISBN: #9781483024967
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Author(s): Judy Chicurel
Narrator(s): Emily Woo Zeller
Product Number Z100084432
Released: Oct 30, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483024912

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