Summer With My Sister

Summer With My Sister

Summer With My Sister is a fascinating tale of family secrets and hidden rivalries by bestselling author Lucy Diamond.

Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447213635

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Summer With My Sister is a fascinating tale of family secrets and hidden rivalries by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match. Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms. But then Polly's fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she's forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?
Categories: Fiction

Summer with My Sisters

Summer with My Sisters

She didn't know for sure if she could trust this girl, but her need to try to trust her was immense. ... My mom—her name was Annabelle Higgins—died about three years ago. ... My sister Poppy is our legal guardian,” Daisy explained.

Author: Holly Chamberlin

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758275394

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 436

Bestselling author Holly Chamberlin’s heartfelt novel, set in a beautiful Maine beach town, tells of three sisters—and one summer filled with revelations . . . When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, Maine, for Boston, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city. Fate had different ideas, and at twenty-five, Poppy has been called back to care for her two younger sisters following their father’s death. Sixteen-year-old Daisy resents Poppy’s long absence and chafes under her sometimes fumbling efforts to be a parent. Violet, now thirteen, is a virtual stranger to her oldest sister. Once a happy, united family, the Higginses seem adrift, and Poppy longs to escape her responsibilities. But when Daisy befriends Evie, an enigmatic newcomer to Yorktide, the young woman will be an unlikely catalyst in the sisters’ journey back to each other. For as Poppy discovers the deep loss in Evie’s life, she awakens to the truth about her own, and about the town, and the people, she’s tried to leave behind . . . “Chamberlin’s latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.” —Library Journal
Categories: Fiction

Summer with My Sisters

Summer with My Sisters

"When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, Maine, for Boston, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city.

Author: H. Chamberlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496720672

Category: Female friendship

Page: 400

View: 230

"When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, Maine, for Boston, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city. Fate had different ideas, and at twenty-five, Poppy has been called back to care for her two younger sisters following their father's death. Sixteen-year-old Daisy resents Poppy's long absence and chafes under her sometimes fumbling efforts to be a parent. Violet, now thirteen, is a virtual stranger to her oldest sister. Once a happy, united family, the Higginses seem adrift, and Poppy longs to escape her responsibilities. But when Daisy befriends Evie, an enigmatic newcomer to Yorktide, the young woman will be an unlikely catalyst in the sisters' journey back to each other. For as Poppy discovers the deep loss in Evie's life, she awakens to the truth about her own, and about the town, and the people, she's tried to leave behind ..."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Female friendship

Without Reserve

Without Reserve

Except for that experience, my sister and I had a lot of fun together that year . ... When they came home, they told the family that they had made arrangements to buy it but we wouldn't be able to go down until the next summer .

Author: Dorinda Vollmer

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525528361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 975

Dorinda Vollmer has lived a life full of music, art, and poetry, which have sustained her in the happiest and the darkest of times. Her abiding passion has always been to live a life of purpose. With determination and courage, Dorinda often chose the more difficult path in life in favour of being true to herself. She answered the call to ministry in the United Church and chose to raise her son alone. The most difficult part of Dorinda’s journey was through her work as a minister, witnessing the struggle to survive faced by the people of the Roseau River Indian Reserve in Manitoba. Without Reserve offers a special perspective on the legacy of destructive historical and on-going government policies regarding First Nations people in Canada. It also unveils a lesson Dorinda learned along her journey: When the sky darkens, people search for light. In Without Reserve, the first part of Dorinda’s memoirs, those who find themselves at a crossroads will see that anything is possible. Her stories reflect a faith in the goodness of humanity and the ability of individuals to rise above personal suffering. Each person Dorinda has met throughout her life has deeply touched her heart and remains imbedded in her soul. In sharing her memoirs, Dorinda hopes the stories will touch people and empower them to empathize with those who struggle.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Novels By Paul De Kock

Novels By Paul De Kock

My mother had bought a beautiful country estate near Melun, and we spent the summer there. ... At the age of sixteen my sister married a young man of twenty-four, a steady, orderly youth and a tremendous worker, who owned a cotton mill ...

Author: Paul De Kock

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752388602

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 384

Reproduction of the original: Novels By Paul De Kock by Paul De Kock
Categories: Fiction

The Fall of My Beginning

The Fall of My Beginning

“No, I'm not going to take a chance of missing my vacation trip, just because you are going to have a baby,” my mother had stated. So offI went packing to Kansas to spend the summer with my sister. My husband was to attend a summer ...

Author: Carolyn Gill Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462839841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 543

The series of memoirs recalled and compiled by Carolyn Gill Davis (Baird/Jackson) spans seventy years. And although much of her character was formed by the people, places, things, and images of childhood, other stumbling blocks also helped to fortify her beliefs Her book, The Fall of My Beginning, falls naturally into three parts: While I Learned to Know, When I Thought I Knew, and Then I Learned I Didnt Know. This is not a prescribed autobiography. Instead her book incorporates her feelings, impressions, reactions at many varied times, in many varied places. Emotions are succinctly expressed as poetry and letters to her deceased mother, the guiding force in her life. The poems range from the awesome wonder and compelling beauty she experienced, in her first formative years in Indiana, her bold and daring years in California, and finally back home again in Indiana. The reader will find no one major tragedy, but a series that is familiar enough to provide reader identification, and empathy. Well-preserved and cherished family photographs, a few blurred by age, have a mission to make the reader sense the family pride and loyalty. In the end, she feels gratitude for her life, as varied and as up-and-down as could be. Even her mother, in Heaven, knows now that all is well. Ms Davis has her mothers letter as a testimony. How fitting a closing to a special book. Carolyn Gill Davis (Baird/Jackson), Author
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

That Silver Lining The Past Returns

That Silver Lining  The Past Returns

Brian was going to spend the summer with my sister in Connecticut. My sister had been hired as a nanny in Connecticut. Crystal's employers had a son a bit younger than Brian. Apparently my adopted parents had boasted about how well ...

Author: C.A. Staff

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365556302

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Loving My Father A Remarkable Life

Loving My Father  A Remarkable Life

You see, mom had decided that she was going to travel that summer, but told my dad, that there was no way that she was ... Dad talked to me and asked if it was ok if I spent the summer in the Dominican Republic with my sister Normita ...

Author: Charisse Feliberti

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312430150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

View: 900

There is a message in his story that needs to be heard. It needs to be told. It needs to be put into words. Dad was an inspiration in my life. He taught me right from wrong. He taught me to be myself. He taught me to not conform to the world. He taught me to have my own voice. But most of all, he taught me about love, the kind that is unconditional, the kind that is everlasting.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Shattered Memories

Shattered Memories

THE TIMES I SPENT WITH MY SISTER WAS SOMEWHAT THE SAME AS MY COUSIN. ALTHOUGH, WE HAD OUR DIFFERENCES; ... I ENJOYED THE SUMMER WITH MY SISTER AND COUSIN AND NOW IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON WITH MY FUTURE. THE DAY OF REGISTRATION WAS NOT FAR ...

Author: Evon Lewis-Bryant

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465322241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 713

My story reflects times of pain, sorrow, happiness, all wrapped into one life. This story tells the true story of myself as a little girl that had to grow up to learn early in life the role of an adult; putting the dolls away replacing them with high heels I had to become a mother and father in order to survive in a world that had no mercy. I put my life on hold to care for a mom, two brothers, and a sister to keep them safe. I lived a life full of turmoil, neglect, abuse, molestation, trials and many tribulations and having to feed, clothe and care for my family for many years; until one day I was relieved and giving a chance to be a child from the help of my grandparents. This was indeed a dream I longed to see for many years, I finally had the chance to enjoy life to the fullest. Before, I let my guards down only to let other people disrupt and destroy my long awaited joy and in the mist of all this I had to endure the death of my grandparents and siblings. One day I could not fight any longer. I had been married twice suffering both physical and mental abuse in my relationships ultimately sending me into a mental institution. I strived to make what was left of my life complete; everything and anything I tried to do became a disaster often I wanted to just give up I kept hoping, praying, working, and caring for my (now very ill) mother I was always there for my children. I still struggle day to day forcing a grim smile knowing the mistakes I made in life were to be corrected and not repeated. I had to learn the hard way and now I suffer at the cost. One day I hope to erase the mess I have made of my life by reversing my mistakes made in the past. I realized I am in control and others are not I am stronger and braver because of my turbulent times. I stand now to be heard and not to be silent. I have spared many of my feelings only to be left alone with a broken heart. Now its my turn to stand my ground there will be no more excuses for crushing my heart wondering why me? I will smile and enjoy life as the ones who caused me pain. I will laugh and I will smile only this time I know its real. I realize all things were not the cause of me now; but were forced on me through others I am not one of great importance or do I have name embedded in Hollywood square. But, through reading my story you may find your life become a wasted one. You hold the power of your life take it and enjoy all the worlds pleasures!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The White Moth

The White Moth

I'd seen Aldo be playful with my sister Carol's children when we visited them on Long Island, before he spoke a word of English. And he'd been so tender this summer with Marcella, my sister's two-year-old daughter.

Author: Camilla Calhoun

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789012750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 576

A compelling love story and memoir that bridges three generations and vividly recreates life in Florence and rural Tuscany from the 1930s to 1970s.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Battling the Storm

Battling the Storm

Ten years later my two sons wanted to spend the entire summer with my sister and mother. That particular summer they spent close time with her and helped my sister care for her. They laughed and played with her because my mother had a ...

Author: Carlos Wingate

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477283056

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 802

This book is about a man who, in his heart, found himself convicted by God and wanted to get his life back on track. Along his journey God revealed Himself and gave him insight and understandings well beyond what he had ever hoped for. Because God repaired his fractured life and restored his soul, he felt an obligation to share his testimony and to pass this information along to all who will read it to help them to do the same. What he found out was that the world is not what it portrays itself to be. Many struggle and have no clue as to why they are struggling and furthermore have no clue where to begin to right their ship. This book puts God, your life and this world into a perspective that is easily understood so that you can withstand any storm that life may throw your way. It reveals things within Christianity that has been misunderstood and brings about clarity and enlightenment to your everyday living. This is not a book of fairytale or fantasy, it is rooted in reality. It does not sell a dream of health and wealth but what it does is show you the way to achieving a peaceful life. Religion can enslave you and have you living in fear of eternal damnation just as many other things in this world. It can also inspire, empower and liberate you from anything that attempts to contain or control you. This book is designed to inspire, empower and liberate you so that this life and the afterlife can be enjoyed and not feared. It reveals a simple, common sense, no nonsense way to your future destiny. You are all invited and welcomed to take this life changing journey.
Categories: Religion

English Magic

English Magic

I give out that we'll be staying with my sister for the summer, with a view to moving there. I tell them she's got an allotment. 'It won't feed all of you, though,' says the new woman, sharply. 'Maybe not, but we're going to learn how ...

Author: Uschi Gatward

Publisher: Galley Beggar Press

ISBN: 9781913111113

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 780

English Magic moves through fields and parklands, estates and empty beaches. It lands at Heathrow Airport, takes a taxi to the suburbs, finds emptiness and oppression. It strikes out for the countryside on May Day, to where maypoles whirl and haybales blaze, and where blessings sound like threats. It’s in a flat, drags itself out of half sleep... and there’s something tapping behind the gas fire... In her debut collection of short stories, Uschi Gatward takes us on a tour of an England simultaneously domestic and wild, familiar and strange, real and imagined. Coupling the past and the present, merging the surreal and the mundane, English Magic is a collection full of humour and warmth, subversion and intoxication. It announces the arrival of a shining new talent.
Categories: Fiction

Lucky Per

Lucky Per

I'm on my way to my sister's — the wife of Master of the Royal Hunt , Hr.Prangen . ... In all probability , I will spend the coming summer with my sister and brother - in - law in Kærsholm and I know you will be warmly welcomed there .

Author: Henrik Pontoppidan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143311092X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

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Lucky Per, written at the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century (1898-1904), has never before been translated into English, although its author, Henrik Pontoppidan, won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1917 together with his Danish countryman Karl Adolph Gjellerup. Indeed, Pontoppidan's novel was singled out by writers like Thomas Mann and Georg Lucács as seminal in modern world literature. Lucky Per sweeps through every social, religious, literary, and philosophical circle of the 1890s, through the politics of city power brokers, the engineering of new technology, the alien correctives of provincial complacency by the ecumenical culture and complex of Copenhagen's Jewish set, the victims of the Russian pogroms, and the cosmopolitan chastisement imported from the European capitals by the self-exiled Georg Brandes, Danish critic of huge influence and presence, and a character in the novel. The contrast between the Danish capital and provinces is matched by that between Copenhagen and Berlin. The Austrian Alps are host to a clash between a form of progressive post-Darwinian naturalism and conservative Christianity, whereas Italy mediates between comparative morality and the classical and contemporary worlds. Pontoppidan dramatically incorporates the perspectives of the makers of early modernism, such as Brandes, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Ibsen, biblical prophets, and Bohemian artists. Trolls from Scandinavian fairy tales haunt the novel's realism without ever letting them bully or appropriate either the life of the fiction or the life of the protagonist from his childhood as the son of a strict Lutheran pastor through the passionate sorrows and joys that led him to his full maturity. It is a rich and riveting work of moral, metaphysical, psychological, philosophical, and literary complexity and depth, carried by a large, varied, vivid, and vibrant cast of characters of all classes and persuasions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Distilled Spirits

Distilled Spirits

I spent part of that same summer staying with my sister and her husband in Wilmington, Delaware. I didn't remember doing a lot of drinking that summer until my sister reminded me that, after I returned to California, she discovered I'd ...

Author: Don Lattin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520272323

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 991

Chronicles the experiences of the author, a religion reporter, and his friendships with Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, three men who had profound effects on the religion and spirituality of the twentieth century.
Categories: Religion

The Acts of the Holy Spirit Our Personal Journey

The Acts of the Holy Spirit  Our Personal Journey

Summer. after. Our. Parents. Disappeared. O. nce I finished my senior year in high school, we immediately moved to Baltimore, where Karen and brother Eric, my sister and brother, lived with our mother's Stuart and his wife, Joanne.

Author: Chris Morris

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781643490670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 801

Is God still in the miracle business? Did miracles only occur for the early church? Can God really do the impossible? Is the Bible trustworthy, and was Jesus telling the truth? Can we physically experience or even see miracles? Like most people, when I was young, I had faith in Jesus but scoffed at people who said they had witnessed miracles. Then I witnessed one little miracle. I was dumbfounded. I then witnessed another, and then another, and before long I witnessed miracle after miracle . . . incredible miracles that I had been told only the early church could experience. I wrote this book for my children, because I wanted them to have a record of the acts of the Holy Spirit we had witnessed on our journey through life. Everything Jesus said proved to be true. Our family is not special. We are not saints. We are not unusual. We have our problems and shortcomings. I suspect our family is not much different than yours, except perhaps for one thing. We pray for the Lord's help and believe His help is on the way! Jesus said in Mark 11:23""24, "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Pat Conroy Cookbook

The Pat Conroy Cookbook

She marched us into her living room and made us sit on her sofa as she called my mother next door for an explanation. ... I used to take my children to spend part of the summer with my sister Carol on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 9780385532853

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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America’s favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced, Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond. It all started thirty years ago with a chance purchase of The Escoffier Cookbook, an unlikely and daunting introduction for the beginner. But Conroy was more than up to the task. He set out with unwavering determination to learn the basics of French cooking—stocks and dough—and moved swiftly on to veal demi-glace and pâte brisée. With the help of his culinary accomplice, Suzanne Williamson Pollak, Conroy mastered the dishes of his beloved South as well as the cuisine he has savored in places as far away from home as Paris, Rome, and San Francisco. Each chapter opens with a story told with the inimitable brio of the author. We see Conroy in New Orleans celebrating his triumphant novel The Prince of Tides at a new restaurant where there is a contretemps with its hardworking young owner/chef—years later he discovered the earnest young chef was none other than Emeril Lagasse; we accompany Pat and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy and wander with him, wonderstruck, through the markets of Umbria and Rome; we learn how a dinner with his fighter-pilot father was preceded by the Great Santini himself acting out a perilous night flight that would become the last chapters of one of his son’s most beloved novels. These tales and more are followed by corresponding recipes—from Breakfast Shrimp and Grits and Sweet Potato Rolls to Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Chestnuts and Beefsteak Florentine to Peppered Peaches and Creme Brulee. A master storyteller and passionate cook, Conroy believes that “A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.” “This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near. Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing The Lords of Discipline. There are meals I ate in Rome while writing The Prince of Tides that ache in my memory when I resurrect them. There is a shrimp dish I ate in an elegant English restaurant, where Cuban cigars were passed out to all the gentlemen in the room after dinner, that I can taste on my palate as I write this. There is barbecue and its variations in the South, and the subject is a holy one to me. I write of truffles in the Dordogne Valley in France, cilantro in Bangkok, catfish in Alabama, scuppernong in South Carolina, Chinese food from my years in San Francisco, and white asparagus from the first meal my agent took me to in New York City. Let me tell you about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life, the story of the food I have encountered along the way. . . ”
Categories: Cooking

When My Sister Started Kissing

When My Sister Started Kissing

WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING is Helen Frost's beautiful novel-in-verse about summertime and coming of age. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Author: Helen Frost

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374303044

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 156

A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2017 A 2017 BCCB Blue Ribbon Book A 2017 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids A 2017 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Pick for Middle School Readers A 2018 NCTE Notable Verse Novel A 2018 CCBC Choices Book Claire and Abi have always loved their summers at the lake house, but this year, everything's different. Dad and Pam, their stepmom, are expecting a new baby, and they've cleared out all of Mom's belongings to make room. And last summer, Abi was looking at boys, but this summer, boys are looking back at her. While Abi sneaks around, Claire is left behind to make excuses and cover up for her. Claire doesn't want her family to change, but there doesn't seem to be a way of stopping it. By the end of their time at the house, the two sisters have learned that growing up doesn't have to mean their family growing apart. WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING is Helen Frost's beautiful novel-in-verse about summertime and coming of age. A Margaret Ferguson Book
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Night the Lights Went Out

The Night the Lights Went Out

We had a beautiful summer together. Then my sister Macy went on vacation. While Macy was on vacation, she had her two grandsons for the week. This began what we now call grandparents' week. Macy planned a different activity for every ...

Author: Stella Jonas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532033322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 824

In early 2015, Leilah Raye was living the American dream. She had worked her way up into middle management at a chemical company and recently reunited with her husband. But on a Wednesday morning, while Aaron Hernandez was being convicted of murder, Leilah unexpectedly began a devastating downward spiral. In a memoir of darkness and light, Raye discloses how a trip to the emergency room changed her life forever. As her family rallied around her and the doctors attempted to diagnose her issue, Raye slipped into a coma that would last five weeks. She battled for her life in intensive care and now offers a glimpse into the complexities of family dynamics, as each member handled the catastrophic event in different ways. As she details how faith and perseverance was tested, Raye guides others to an understanding that on the other side of tragedy there is always light and, most importantly, that God is always good. The Night the Lights Went Out shares the true story of a womans journey after a near-death experience led her from a coma into the faith-filled realization that one can find healing and growth, even during the worst of storms.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Sister s Wedding

My Sister s Wedding

Will they be able to repair the damage before Becky walks down the aisle? Warm-hearted, fun, witty and romantic, My Sister's Wedding will have you crying with laughter one second, and then crying with emotion the next.

Author: Vicky Pattison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751565515

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 907

For better or worse, two families are about to become one . . . 'Sassy and romantic' Heat 'The perfect summer read' OK! The Ashworth sisters couldn't be more different. Becky is focused, driven and about to marry her lovely fiancé, Daniel Balfour. Lizzie, on the other hand, bounces from one temp job to another, keeps falling for the wrong man and is a whirlwind of chaos in Becky's otherwise well-ordered life. But they love each other fiercely and the Ashworth way has always been family comes first. As preparations for Becky and Daniel's wedding get underway, it soon becomes clear that the Ashworth way is not the Balfour way. Daniel's family have never thought Becky was good enough for him but he loves her and that's always been enough for the happy couple. But when Lizzie gets caught in the crossfire between Becky and the Balfours, Becky and Lizzie find themselves drifting apart at a time when they need each other the most. Will they be able to repair the damage before Becky walks down the aisle? Warm-hearted, fun, witty and romantic, My Sister's Wedding will have you crying with laughter one second, and then crying with emotion the next. A story of sisters, family, love and romance - perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk and Sarah Morgan.
Categories: Fiction

Be Straight with Me

Be Straight with Me

HEADING WEST I take a job working at a dude ranch for the summer with my sister, Laura. We pack up Laura's car, Jane Honda, and drive out to Creede in Mineral County, Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

Author: Emily Dalton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781524862442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 805

Be Straight with Me is an unforgettable memoir-in-verse about a love that blurs the boundaries of gender and sexuality—told from the perspective of a young, straight woman who finds herself in a serious relationship with her gay male best friend. With unabashed honesty and piercing emotional clarity, Emily Dalton brings to life this timely, true story about a nonconforming romance and its consequences. During her sophomore year at Middlebury College, Emily meets Max—“you” as she intimately refers to him in the book. Not exactly a tomboy, but not quite a girly girl either, Emily is intent on finding a masculine boyfriend to assuage a deeply rooted fear that she may not be quite feminine enough. Max—a boisterous class clown beloved by his many straight guy friends—has recently come out as gay and is embracing his newly claimed identity. Initially, Max and Emily dislike each other, but end up growing close after a make-out dare on Halloween. Then one night, Max reveals an unexpected physical attraction that catches them both by surprise. The relationship begins, playfully and in secret, and then spirals into something more. Max and Emily’s journey takes many forms—they experiment with drugs; they travel abroad; they try sleeping with other people (together), and everything in between—all in the name of “this bizarre, beautiful thing” they call love.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography