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An unexpected treasure: A long-lost novel of innocence threatened, by the author of the beloved classic The Moonflower Vine
The time: 1941, at the cusp of America's entry into World War II. The place: southwest Missouri, on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. A young single woman named Allen Liles has taken a job as a junior college teacher in a small town, although she dreams of living in New York City, of dancing at recitals, of absorbing the bohemian delights of the Village. Then she encounters two young men: George, a lanky, carefree spirit, and Toby, a dark-haired, searching soul with a wary look in his eyes. Soon the three strike up an after-school friendship, bantering and debating over letters, ethics, and philosophy—innocently at first, but soon in giddy flirtation—until Allen and one of the young men push things too far, and the quiet happiness she has struggled so hard to discover is thrown into jeopardy.
This novel made me uncomfortable -- probably because it reminded me of my own first few years teaching high school -- when I was not very much older than the boys in my classes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Madelyn S. Perry
this was not as profound a novel as 'the moonflower vine.' nevertheless, it somehow held me spellbound; I found myself missing the characters at the end and wondered what became of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by pat
Soul searching, deep and wistful, a young woman's journey into herself and her place in the world. The book left me with a desire for a sequel. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nana
Not as good as Moonflower Vine, but a wonderful depiction of a the era. Characters not so well developed, but an enjoyable read.Published 11 months ago by Marilyn Coltrane
I enjoyed the book. The character Allen Liles was a woman before her time. She happened on her own freedom when she broke from her shell to live life on her terms. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dara
I'm a sucker for a good coming of age novel, which this is billed as. But I'm not always talking Young Adult fare when I classify a book as such, and in fact this novel billed as a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jennifer Donovan