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The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows

Label
The truth according to us : a novel
Title
The truth according to us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Barrows
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Macedonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town. The Romeyn family is a fixture in the town, their identity tied to its knotty history. Layla enters their lives and lights a match to the family veneer and a truth comes to light that will change each of their lives forever in deeply personal and powerful ways. As Layla embarks on this grand adventure to establish historical moments in print, her first friend, the town librarian Ms. Betts wisely cautions: "There is a problem with history. All of us see a story according to our own lights. None of us is capable of objectivity." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and told through the incredible voices of three narrators you quickly come to love--Layla Beck, Jottie Romeyn, and her niece, twelve year old Willa--this is an intimate family novel of love and family, of history and truth, and of struggle and hope, filled with the kindof characters once you discover, you'll never forget"--
Title
The truth according to us
Creator
Summary
It is 1938 in a rural West Virginia town and a young woman arrives to write the town’s history. Layla doesn’t really know what to expect from the town, and the town doesn’t know what to make of her. This is the heart of the South, the soul of small towns, where everyone looks out for you and knows your history. Sweet story tailor-made for fans of Billie Letts, Fannie Flagg, Pat Conroy and Harper Lee. -- Kimberly McGee for LibraryReads
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Annie Barrows
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The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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Control code
20385609
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780385342940
Lccn
2014037515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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20385609
System control number
(DLC)881655153

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