If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

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For fans of Pam Houston's Cowboys Are My Weakness'a novel in stories about a young woman and her town in the early 1970s. It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of gentrification. But not yet: Elephant Beach is still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who's still fighting a battle Katie can't understand. Impeccably crafted and hugely affectionate, this novel in stories is a vivid portrait of a place whose conflicts'between mothers and daughters, men and women, haves and have-nots' reverberate to our own time.
Publisher: New York : Putnam Adult, 2014
ISBN: 9780698138643
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jun 09, 2015

This book was a joy to read. I'm so glad I read it. It was a time in Katie & her friends life, a meander through their teenage years in the Seventies. They were contending with the Vietnam war, drugs & changing prospects. I can hear traces of Bruce Springsteen characters throughout. I so recommend this book............ wish it wasn't a debut but one of many that Judy Chicurel had written & there was a whole list of her books waiting for me to read.

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