The Center of Everything: A Novel

The Center of Everything: A Novel

by Laura Moriarty

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Overview

"A warm, beguiling book full of hard-won wisdom."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"The Center of Everything is as realistic and familiar as a summer day in Kansas--brave and gritty, strong voiced and spare."--O, The Oprah Magazine

Set in Kerrville, Kansas, The Center of Everything is told by Evelyn Bucknow, an endearing character with a wholly refreshing way of looking at the world. Living with her single mother in a small apartment, Evelyn Bucknow is a young girl wincing her way through adolescence. With a voice that is as charming as it is recognizable, Evelyn immerses the reader in the dramas of an entire community. The people of Kerrville, stuck at once in the middle of nowhere but also at the center of everything, are the source from which Moriarty draws on universal dilemmas of love and belief to render a story that grows in emotional intensity until it lifts the reader to heights achieved only by the finest of fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786888450
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 985,270
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Laura Moriarty received her master's degree from the University of Kansas and was awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. She is the author of The Center of Everything. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Hometown:

Maine

Date of Birth:

December 24, 1979

Place of Birth:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Education:

B.S.W., University of Kansas, 1993; M.A. in English, University of Kansas, 2000

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