The Year We Left Home - Thompson

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The Year We Left Home
by: Thompson, Jean

The 2013 All Iowa Reads selection explores the lives and choices of a single American family during the final decades of the 20th century. Daughter Anita wants nothing more than to raise a family in her hometown, while her brother Ryan watches restlessly from the sidelines, planning his escape. He is joined by cousin Chip, an unpredictable, war-damaged loner who shows Ryan the appeal and the perils of freedom. The youngest daughter, Torrie, is another rebel intent on escape, whose choices lead to tragedy.

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