A World Away

A World Away

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A summer of firsts Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. A summer of good-byes When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. A summer of impossible choice Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the Plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 38.1mm | 566.99g
  • Hyperion Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1423151534
  • 9781423151531
  • 894,686

About Nancy Grossman

Nancy Grossman works for the Honors Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and teaches courses in creative writing. "A World Away" is her debut novel.show more

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