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If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go (Paperback) (Judy Chicurel)

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A wise, clear look at what it was to be a young woman at a singular time in our countrya beautiful, accomplished book.”Katie Crouch,New York Times bestselling author of Girls in TrucksIt is 1972, and America is losing its innocence. So are the girls of Elephant Beach, a working-class town on the edge of Long Island. Families come here from the city to escape, to protect their kids, but even with the smell of the sea in the air and the quaint bungalow houses lining the streets, trouble can be found if you’re looking for it: drinking and drugs, racial tensions and bar fights, alluring young men back from Vietnam with damage that is not always visible. Soaked in the atmosphere of a once idyllic place undergoing tumultuous change, observant and wise about the struggles young women face, these are beautiful portraits of mothers and daughters, men and women, haves and have-nots that capture the eternal struggle between holding on to what we have, and daring to hope for something more.READERS GUIDE INSIDE
A wise, clear look at what it was to be a young woman at a singular time in our countrya beautiful, accomplished book.?Katie Crouch,New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks

It is 1972, and America is losing its innocence. So are the girls of Elephant Beach, a working-class town on the edge of Long Island. Families come here from the city to escape, to protect their kids, but even with the smell of the sea in the air and the quaint bungalow houses lining the streets, trouble can be found if you?re looking for it: drinking and drugs, racial tensions and bar fights, alluring young men back from Vietnam with damage that is not always visible. Soaked in the atmosphere of a once idyllic place undergoing tumultuous change, observant and wise about the struggles young women face, these are beautiful portraits of mothers and daughters, men and women, haves and have-nots that capture the eternal struggle between holding on to what we have, and daring to hope for something more.

READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Number of Pages: 311
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Judy Chicurel
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 17462946
UPC: 9780425277966
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-0232
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