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The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows

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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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty. At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues of ferocity and devotion—a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her charismatic father and the reason her adored aunt Jottie remains unmarried. Layla’s arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a new tale about the Romeyns. As Willa peels back the layers of her family’s past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed—and their personal histories completely rewritten
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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Character
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813/.6
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20385609
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
491 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780385342940
Lccn
2014037515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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genealogical tables
Label
The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20385609
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
491 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780385342940
Lccn
2014037515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
genealogical tables

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