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The truth according to us: a novel
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Published:
New York : Random House Inc, 2015., The Dial Press, [2015].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
491 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Status:
Linthicum Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (B)
Severn Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (B)
Description

"Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Maecdonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town. The Romeyn family is a fixture in the town, their identity tied to its knotty history. Layla enters their lives and lights a match to the family veneer and a truth comes to light that will change each of their lives forever in deeply personal and powerful ways. As Layla embarks on this grand adventure to establish historical moments in print, her first friend, the town librarian Ms. Betts wisely cautions: "There is a problem with history. All of us see a story according to our own lights. None of us is capable of objectivity." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and told through the incredible voices of three narrators you quickly come to love--Layla Beck, Jottie Romeyn, and her niece, twelve year old Willa--this is an intimate family novel of love and family, of history and truth, and of struggle and hope, filled with the kindof characters once you discover, you'll never forget"--

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385342940 (hdc.) :, 0385342942

Notes

Description
"Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Maecdonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town. The Romeyn family is a fixture in the town, their identity tied to its knotty history. Layla enters their lives and lights a match to the family veneer and a truth comes to light that will change each of their lives forever in deeply personal and powerful ways. As Layla embarks on this grand adventure to establish historical moments in print, her first friend, the town librarian Ms. Betts wisely cautions: "There is a problem with history. All of us see a story according to our own lights. None of us is capable of objectivity." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and told through the incredible voices of three narrators you quickly come to love--Layla Beck, Jottie Romeyn, and her niece, twelve year old Willa--this is an intimate family novel of love and family, of history and truth, and of struggle and hope, filled with the kindof characters once you discover, you'll never forget"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Barrows, A. (2015). The truth according to us: a novel. First edition. New York, Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie. 2015. The Truth According to Us: A Novel. New York, Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie, The Truth According to Us: A Novel. New York, Random House Inc, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie. The Truth According to Us: A Novel. First edition. New York, Random House Inc, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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