Almost Eden by Anita Horrocks
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Almost Eden
By Anita Horrocks

Almost Eden

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Almost Eden by Anita Horrocks

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It is the hot prairie summer of her twelfth year and Elsie is at a crossroads. Her beloved mother who is mentally ill has been hospitalized, and Elsie thinks that the breakdown is all her fault. Mental illness is simply not discussed in Elsie s close-knit Mennonite community and she is rudderless. Nothing Elsie does seems to go right: there s no pleasing her bossy older sister; she forgets to feed the cat, so her father gives it away; she s supposed to watch out for her younger sister, but she lets her come home alone from the swimming pool (despite the lurking menace of a weird stranger around town); and she bargains with God to make her mother well again to no evident avail. Elsie s conversations with God, her struggle to overcome guilt, and her honest desire to prove herself are laced with a wicked wit and clarity of vision. Almost Eden is a beautiful portrait of a town, a family, and a young woman willing to challenge the things that don t make sense to her, and to fix the things that don t seem right."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780887767425
ISBN-10: 0887767427
Format: Paperback / softback
(194mm x 131mm x 18mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Tundra Books
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2011
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Anita Horrocks

Anita Horrocks has published three previous award-winning novels for young adults, "Topher," "What They Don t Know," and "Breath of a Ghost." Almost Eden is her first novel to draw on her own Mennonite background growing up in southern Manitoba. Anita has two stepchildren and two grandchildren. She and her husband live in Lethbridge, Alberta."

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