Leaving Eden

Leaving Eden

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In the small town of Eden, Virginia, 16-year-old Tallie is sweeping up cut hair at the Klip 'N' Kurl, plotting ways to get the attention of the local heart throb, taking care of her daddy, and considering how things might have been different if her mother, Dinah Mae, hadn't died four years before. Focused on the secrets, dreams and love that bind a mother and a daughter even after death, the novel alternates between the summer of 1992, when the Glamour Company comes to Eden, seducing the townswomen with the promise of beauty and transformation, and the summer of 1988 when Dinah Mae is dying, and Tallie must search for the clues to family secrets and a cure that will save her mother. This novel is about the power of love and forgiveness to mend hearts shattered by death and broken dreams. Readers of Anne LeClaire's previous novel, ENTERING NORMAL, will recognise the depth of characterisation and perceptiveness that she brings to all her writing.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752846213
  • 9780752846217

About Anne Leclaire

Anne LeClaire has worked as a radio broadcaster, journalist, columnist and has taught creative writing all over the world. She is a mother of two and a pilot. She lives on Cape Cod.show more

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MAGAZINE TEA:Anne joined Erica James, Jane Moore, Adele Geras, Donna Hay, Louise Bagshawe and Gillian Kemp for tea with journalists from EVE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, COMPANY, and MAIL ON SUNDAY ' YOU' on 15 January TRADE PRESS:Liz Thomson interviewed Anne for PUBLISHING NEWS and this will run sometime in March (exact date TBC). NATIONAL PRESS:Anne has written a short story which will appear in YOU magazine on 23 March. Leaving Eden has been reviewed in the Apriledition of EVE magazine and in the DAILY MIRROR and NEWBOOKS.MAG. 'With richengrossing characters, this is a warm read that'll leave you glowing and satisfied.' EVE April 03 'An intimate and perceptive novel. 4 stars' WOMAN'S OWN 2show more