In the years leading up to World War II, life at the Tipton Home is tranquil. The children help run the farm that sustains them and obey Dale and Muriel Jenkins, the couple running this rural Oklahoma orphanage on a tight budget. But the arrival of a sensual and impulsive young housemother interrupts Tipton's gentle rhythms. Alice Williams quickly attracts the admiration of the teenaged boys. Ross Gentry in particular develops feelings for Alice, who nurses him to health after a brutal fight and agrees to help him find out the identity of his birth parents.
|Publisher:||Knox Robinson Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Hilary Holladay was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Virginia and later earned an MA from the College of William and Mary and a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book publications include American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement and Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton. She is also the author of a poetry collection, The Dreams of Mary Rowlandson. An avid tennis player, she teaches American literature at James Madison University and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Tipton: A Novel based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
You know it is a good book when you open it for the first time and then, in what feels like only a minute, it has been three hours, you're halfway through the book and your dog is begging you to take her outside. For me, Tipton is an escape. A way to fantasize about how life was during WWII, before there were computers and Facebook and our entire life was documented online. However, the struggles Anna goes through are timeless. The way she longs for companionship and the mistakes she makes is something everybody can relate to. Life is messy and Tipton reveals that in the most beautiful way possible.