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You Belong Here Now - by Dianna Rostad (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Family Life

Format: Paperback

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Dianna Rostad

Language: English

Street Date: April 6, 2021
TCIN: 81225713
UPC: 9780063027893
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-8130
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"Montana 1925: An Irish boy orphaned by Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won't speak, and a volatile young man who lies about his age to escape Hell's Kitchen, are paraded on train platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks. They journey countless miles, racing the sun westward. Before they reach the last rejection and stop, the oldest, Charles, comes up with a daring plan, and alone, they set off toward the Yellowstone River and grassy mountains where the wild horses roam. Fate guides them toward the ranch of a family stricken by loss. Nara, the daughter of a successful cattleman, has grown into a brusque spinster who refuses the kids on sight. She's worked hard to gain her father's respect and hopes to run their operation, but if the kids stay, she'll be stuck in the kitchen. Nara works them without mercy, hoping they'll run off, but they buck up and show spirit, and though Nara will never be motherly, she begins to take to them. So, when Charles is jailed for freeing wild horses that were rounded up for slaughter, and an abusive mother from New York shows up to take the youngest, Nara does the unthinkable, risking everything she holds dear to change their lives forever."--Provided by publisher.



Book Synopsis



"It's so hard to believe that this is a debut novel! It's an historic novel. Talk about hitting me on so many good points." -John Busbee, The Culture Buzz, weekly on www.KFMG.org

"Set against the harsh backdrop of Montana, You Belong Here Now is a novel as straightforward and powerful as the characters who populate it. I love this book, and I guarantee you won't find a finer debut work anywhere." -- William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land

"You Belong Here Now distills the essence of the American spirit in this uplifting story. Perfect for book clubs looking to discuss the true meaning of family." -- Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

In this brilliant debut reminiscent of William Kent Krueger's This Tender Land and Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours, three orphans journey westward from New York City to the Big Sky Country of Montana, hoping for a better life where beautiful wild horses roam free.

Montana 1925: Three brave kids from New York board the orphan train headed west. An Irish boy who lost his whole family to Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won't talk, and a volatile young man who desperately needs to escape Hell's Kitchen. They are paraded on platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks and journey countless miles, racing the sun westward. Before they reach the last rejection and stop, the kids come up with a daring plan, and they set off toward the Yellowstone River and grassy mountains where the wild horses roam.

Fate guides them toward the ranch of a family stricken by loss. Broken and unable to outrun their pasts in New York, the family must do the unthinkable in order to save them.

Nara, the daughter of a successful cattleman, has grown into a brusque spinster who refuses the kids on sight. She's worked hard to gain her father's respect and hopes to run their operation, but if the kids stay, she'll be stuck in the kitchen.

Nara works them without mercy, hoping they'll run off, but they buck up and show spirit, and though Nara will never be motherly, she begins to take to them. So, when Charles is jailed for freeing wild horses that were rounded up for slaughter, and an abusive mother from New York shows up to take the youngest, Nara does the unthinkable, risking everything she holds dear to change their lives forever.

"From the moment the reader steps on the train with these orphaned children, You Belong Here Now shows how beauty can emerge from even the darkest places." --Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl

"Rostad's bighearted debut is full of surprises, and warm with wisdom about what it means to be family." --Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London



Review Quotes




"You Belong Here Now distills the essence of the American spirit in this uplifting story. Perfect for book clubs looking to discuss the true meaning of family."--Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

"In lively, descriptive language, Dianna Rostad has penned a heart-warming, epic story built on the premise of a search for belonging that reads as an odyssey in all that it takes to find the heart of one's family."--New York Journal of Books

"Ultimately, this is a book about the healing power of acceptance... Not since John Irving's Cider House Rules and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath have I been so invested in a novel's characters... Rostad's riveting prose profoundly moved me and left me feeling inspired."--Jathan & Heather

This novel is deeply felt and beautifully portrayed.--Historical Novel Society

Rostad comes roaring out of the gate with her beautiful debut novel You Belong Here Now where everyone is a broken spirit in his or her own way, but are ultimately restored under the Big Sky.--Leslie Caroll, author of American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

"A heartwarming, unflinching story of orphans, family, and horses. Timeless, irresistible... For fans of Orphan Train and all of us who long for acceptance."--Weina Dai Randel, award-winning author of The Moon in the Palace

"Set against the harsh backdrop of Montana, You Belong Here Now is a novel as straightforward and powerful as the characters who populate it. I love this book, and I guarantee you won't find a finer debut work anywhere."--William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land

"From the moment the reader steps on the train with these orphaned children, You Belong Here Now shows how beauty can emerge from even the darkest places."--Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl

"Rostad's bighearted debut is full of surprises, and warm with wisdom about what it means to be family."--Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London
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