The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

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A gloriously rich coming-of-age novel set in southern high society, 1930s America.

My parents sent me away because I wanted too much, wanted badly. And all that want was a dangerous thing...

High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a refuge of privilege in a land devastated by the Depression.

Thea Atwell's arrival late in the summer season causes a ripple of intrigue and speculation. But even the most scandalous rumour cannot come close to the truth that destroyed her family, and brought her here.

Fearless and unbroken, Thea soon finds that there is no banishment from secrets and temptations. Poised on the brink of adulthood, the events of that year will change the girls of Yonahlossee in ways they will never forget.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 27mm | 284g
  • Tinder Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755395190
  • 9780755395194
  • 328,851

Review Text

DiSclafani's name is being bandied around in the same breath as The Secret History 's Donna Tartt... A clever and compelling coming-of-age novel Glamour
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'DiSclafani's pitch-perfect details of time and place effortlessly drew me into this fantastic novel's authentic and alluring world' * Laura Moriarty, author of THE CHAPERONE * I fell completely under the spell of Anton DiSclafani's amazing first novel and was gripped by its lush and dreamy evocations of Southern decorum, family secrets, and boarding school rituals. DiSclafani is wildly talented, and this is a sexy, suspenseful, gorgeously written book * Curtis Sittenfeld * Brilliantly atmospheric * Heat * Exciting, passionate and beautifully vivid * Red * Sumptuous * Stylist * Darkly addictive * Express * Sultry * Independent * Beautiful...steamy...it's a spectacular debut * Adriana Trigiani * DiSclafani's name is being bandied around in the same breath as The Secret History's Donna Tartt... A clever and compelling coming-of-age novel * Glamour *
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About Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani was raised in northern Florida, where she rode horses, competing nationally. She graduated from Emory University, and received her MFA from Washington University. She currently lives in St. Louis, where she teaches creative writing at Washington University.
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18,996 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 12% (2,314)
4 32% (6,116)
3 37% (7,052)
2 15% (2,756)
1 4% (758)
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