Pretending Normal

Pretending Normal

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Pretending Normal, formerly Lies Imitating Life, was a past quarter finalist in Ray Bradburya€™s New Century New Writer Award contest. It was also a past semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. 1976 Before-Sara Polokovich wants out of Norwood, Pennsylvania, population 4, 582, where the undertaker and the butcher are the same person. All she has to do is earn a scholarship. Just two more yearsa€bbut until then, she pours over classics to strengthen her comprehension skills, reviews for the SAT, and continues to request college brochures from every school in the northeast. Saraa€™s just buried her mother, her father drinks too much, and her kid sister wona€™t leave her alone. Why cana€™t her life be normal? Even half-normal? Why does Frank, (she refuses to think of him as her father anymore), spend all of his time in the garage with that damn a€˜57 Chevy? And why does he have to hide bottles all over the house; in the red metal cupboard in the garage, behind the faded orange curtain in the kitchen, under the sink in the bathroom? Why cana€™t anybody talk about whata€™s happening? As Sara struggles to free herself from a life of dysfunction and disease, she will learn the true depths of a parenta€™s love and the ultimate sacrifice givena€” and takena€” in the name of that love. Pretending Normal follows Sara Polokovicha€™s coming of age as she discovers the truths about family with all of its flaws and weaknesses as the bond that holds one to another, in love, loyalty, even death. BONUS: Included with this ebook is the emotion-filled short story, The Death of Mary Alice Olivetti.CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: Truth in Lies Series Book One: A Family Affair a€“ Kindle Nook iTunes Kobo Audible Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring a€“ Kindle Nook iTunes Kobo Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer a€“ Kindle Nook iTunes Koboanbsp;...

Title:Pretending Normal
Author: Mary Campisi
Publisher:Mary Campisi Books, LLC - 2013-01-13

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