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A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion

A Crooked Tree

Una Mannion

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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780571357956

Ignoring the protests of her other children, she accelerates away, leaving Ellen standing on the gravel verge in her school pinafore and knee socks as the light fades. What would you do as you watch your little sister getting smaller in the rear view window?

5 stars out of 5
Nina Pottell
1 Jan 2021

"Packed full of small-town America ambiance"

Libby and her siblings are desperately doing what they can to keep their family together. Their mother is finding it hard to cope, and when she leaves one of her daughters, Ellen, by a roadside in a fit of rage, it sets in motion a summer of events. Packed full of small-town America ambiance, this is a tender tale of a young girl tyrnig to do her best, written with such heart. 

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