Alone Together: A Novel

Alone Together: A Novel

by Sarah J. Donovan


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Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape.

However, getting arrested was not her plan. Falling in love was not her plan. With the help of three mysterious strangers—a cop, a teacher, and a cute boy—maybe Sadie will find the strength to defy the rules and do the unexpected.

Told in verse, Sarah J. Donovan’s debut Alone Together has secrets, romance, struggle, sin, and redemption, all before Sadie blows out her 16 candles. It’s a courageously honest look at growing up in a big family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999876831
Publisher: Seela Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Sarah J. Donovan is a junior high English teacher by day and college education professor by night. She earned a PhD in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She lives with her husband in a Downers Grove, Illinois condo so she can write instead of mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. When she is not teaching, young adult novels reading, or writing, she can be found playing sand volleyball with amazing Chicagoland women. (Yes, even in the winters.)You can see all her "shelfies "on Instagram @donovan_sd or Twitter @MrsSJDonovan.

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