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I’m a natural-born rule follower. If there’s a rule in place, it almost never occurs to me to ask why it’s there or whether it’s worth following; it’s a rule, so unless it’s a pile of ethical garbage, I’m probably going to follow it. My preference for strong, clear guidelines in all things (Obligers, am I right?) even bleeds over into my reading habits. I’ll often set rules for myself about… (more)
From Library Staff
2012 Read Across Lawrence selection. Some readers say this book is lyrical at times and yet disjointed too. Proud Ozarkians disagree with the portrayal of dark, dysfunctional and desperate characters.
LPL_MeredithW Jul 16, 2016
A Questioner to the core, Ree Dolly won't be dissuaded from asking what happened to her father - even when asking has dire consequences.
Pennsatucky might find a kindred spirit in the tale of young Ree Dolly, struggling to keep her family together as meth and poverty tear them apart.
From the critics
Sexual Content: There are direct and indirect mentions of premarital sexuality and brief mentions of incest.
Other: Alcohol, tobacco smoking, crystal meth, and marijuana are all used by various characters throughout the book.
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