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Marlena [GRPL Book Club] : a novel / Julie Buntin.

Marlena [GRPL Book Club] : a novel

Buntin, Julie, author. (Author).

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    0 current holds with 12 total copies
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Main Book Club Buntin (Text) 31307023495551 Book Club Checked out 06/08/2019
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Main Book Club Buntin (Text) 31307023495619 Book Club Checked out 06/20/2019
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Main Book Club Buntin (Text) 31307023495635 Book Club Checked out 06/18/2019
Main Book Club Buntin (Text) 31307023495643 Book Club Checked out 06/21/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250160157 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1250160157 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Picador Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador / Henry Holt and Co., 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades. Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts -- first drink, first cigarette, first kiss -- while Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past. Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Influence (Psychology) > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Drug use > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Death > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women > Fiction.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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