By Renate Dorrestein
growing to be up along with her cherished siblings in a rambling apartment in Holland, smart, precocious Ellen has an idyllic early life suffused with Americana from her mom and dad’ news-clipping service—from Coca-Cola to Kissinger to Neil Armstrong’s first step at the moon. yet amid the happiness lies terror and unbelievable heartbreak and a 12th birthday that haunts her nonetheless. Twenty-five years later, as Ellen attempts to make feel of her maturity, she brilliantly captures her loss and longings and her struggles to dispel the ghosts of her past.
“A lovely novel in regards to the hot legacy of loss.”—Time
“A remarkable and finely tuned novel.”-The manhattan Times
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A Heart of Stone by Renate Dorrestein