After her father’s death, Hallie Corson returns from her New York photographer’s life to her south Jersey hometown to care for her long-estranged brother during his final year of high school. As they learn their family’s history, Josh and Hallie will invite disaster into their lives, and will learn, together, to navigate its currents, keeping further losses at bay.
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About the Author
Lisa Borders grew up in Central and Southern New Jersey. She is the author of the novel Cloud Cuckoo Land, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and teaches at Grub Street, Boston’s independent writing center. She also works as a cytotechnologist.
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The Fifty-First State based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A great read from the first to the very last page. The rich charcters and attention to detail will reach out and touch you. I felt as much a part of the story as the characters themselves.
A great novel by a talented writer. A definite must read for lovers of YA and adult fiction as the story tells the tale of two siblings, a 17-year-boy and a 37-year-old girl, dealing with a family tragedy and their own identities. Wonderful character development. Deep, realistic, honest. Great job!