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The Smell of Other People's Houses
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2016
Format:
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Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
960L
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Description
In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. This deeply moving and authentic debut is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent. Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable book is about people who try to save each other—and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed. Narrator Cast List:Ruth, Read by Jorjeana Marie Dora, Read by Erin Tripp Alyce, Read by Karissa Vacker Hank, Read by Robbie DaymondFrom the Compact Disc edition.
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Street Date:
02/23/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780147523747
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
960
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. (2016). The Smell of Other People's Houses. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. 2016. The Smell of Other People's Houses. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, The Smell of Other People's Houses. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.

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Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. The Smell of Other People's Houses. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.

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Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger.

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From the Compact Disc edition.
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