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Up from the Blue

Susan Henderson


On Sale Date: 09/21/2010
Print Run: 30,000
Format: Trade Paperback
336 pgs.
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 0061984035
ISBN 13: 9780061984037
Other Formats
Ebook: 9780062011770

As a child, Tillie’s home was a manic and messy world with her mother, Mara, at its center. While some days brought dancing, dress-up, and laughter, others became long hours of listening to Mara cry, depressed and unable get out of bed. When Tillie’s father takes a top job at the Pentagon and forces the family to move, Tillie’s life spirals out of control. When the family arrives at their new home in Washington, Tillie’s mother has vanished—a stunning development made even more disorienting by her father’s refusal to discuss what happened. As he tries to impose a new, orderly pattern to family life, Tillie’s fertile imagination attempts to fill in the missing gaps, inventing elaborate narratives about what might have happened, and about her father’s culpability. But when the veil is lifted and the mystery revealed, Tillie discovers that the truth behind her mother’s disappearance is far more complicated than she could have imagined.

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