The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

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by Tara Altebrando
     
 

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“Truly moving … Told in a voice that’s as winning as it is authentic.”—Owen King, author of We’re All In This Together

Betsy is just a few weeks into her summer job dressing up as a farm girl at a colonial re-enactment village when tragedy strikes. Twice. Returning to the village grief-stricken and heartbroken, Betsy… See more details below

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“Truly moving … Told in a voice that’s as winning as it is authentic.”—Owen King, author of We’re All In This Together

Betsy is just a few weeks into her summer job dressing up as a farm girl at a colonial re-enactment village when tragedy strikes. Twice. Returning to the village grief-stricken and heartbroken, Betsy is thrust into working alongside Liza Henske, only the oddest girl in their entire school. But in a weird way, playing farm girl starts to feel like a great escape from her damaged family and shattered life.

Liza turns out to be sort of awesome. And being around James—a cute older boy who works in the village's carpentry shop—is the only thing that makes her feel normal these days. That, and cutting profiles and figures out of black paper like colonial silhouette artists did. Things certainly seem very black and white this summer—life/death, love/loss—but the discovery of the artist inside herself feels entirely, wonderfully out of the blue.

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Editorial Reviews

The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Tara Altebrando’s first young adult novel is insightful, moving, and addictively readable.”

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ISBN-13:
2940015917277
Publisher:
Tara Altebrando
Publication date:
11/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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