Old Border Road: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Dec 9, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Katherine is 17, living alone in the beautiful, desolate landscape of southern Arizona. Her mother is feckless, her father busy with his new family. Meeting Son, the scion of a local rancher, seems like deliverance. They marry and live as a family in his parents' venerable adobe house, but it soon becomes clear that Son is a man who, as his father says, has a "young heart near withered beneath the breastbone."

Katherine must find her own way during a dangerous months-long drought, when everything seems to be disintegrating around her. Susan Froderberg's incantatory language--and her deep knowledge of both the complexities of a small, deeply-rooted place and the human heart--make OLD BORDER ROAD soar.

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User Review  - Mespeoch - Goodreads

This book got off to a good start & boasts some beautiful writing, but I lost interest in the story after awhile. Read full review

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User Review  - Jolene - Goodreads

The writing tends to run-on a bit, but the heart of the novel is really worthwhile. Can't wait to see how it ends. Read full review

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