THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows

THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows

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    THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows
    Selection for January 11 & 19,2017

    June 14, 2016 trade size paperback

    In the summer of 1938, Layla Becks father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.

    At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues of ferocity and devotion a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her charismatic father and the reason her adored aunt Jottie remains unmarried. Laylas arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a new tale about the Romeyns. As Willa peels back the layers of her familys past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed and their personal histories completely rewritten.

    528 pages ISBN:9780385342957

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