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by Kate Christie


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It's June 1993, and Ashley Lake has just been reminded that she is not a lucky person. As a small child, she lost her parents in a plane crash from which she emerged as sole survivor. More recently, as a high school senior, she watched the aunt who raised her succumb to cancer, leaving her to wonder: Am I cursed?

Rocked by her aunt's death, Ash puts plans for a collegiate track and field career on hold and moves to New York City. But even as she settles into life in The City, Ash knows she can't stay forever. Because while it doesn't look like she'll be the next Wilma Rudolph, she still might find an encouraging college coach and welcoming teammates. Possibly, even, the perfect place-or person-to call home.

From the author of Beautiful Game and Family Jewels comes a new novel about changing course in the aftermath of loss.

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ISBN-13: 9780985367725
Publisher: Second Growth Books
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

KATE CHRISTIE is the author of three previous novels from Bella Books, Solstice, Leaving L.A., and Beautiful Game, and two from Second Growth Books, Gay Pride & Prejudice and Family Jewels. Currently she lives near Seattle with her wife, their three daughters, and two elderly, much loved dogs. Read blog posts about the joys-ahem-of parenting, first chapters, and more at

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