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Simon & Schuster, Jun 1, 1999 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Fifteen-year-old Sophie Behr is carrying the child of a Mexican ranch hand on the thousand-acre sheep ranch where she lives with her tough, bitter, and unstable mother, Willy. When Willy reacts to the pregnancy with an act of astonishing cruelty, Sophie flees and embarks on a search for her long-absent father. Her encounter with him, however, proves to be another painful step in her journey from childhood to adulthood; his disturbing revelations about the family's past quickly drive her away. Finally, finding refuge with her grandmother, she gives birth to her baby and returns to her beloved ranch with a newfound strength and determination.

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User Review  - Louise Mathewson - Goodreads

I didn't like the first 60+ pages - but then I got into it! She is a wonderful writer and the story was very good, told from a teen mom's perspective. Read full review

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

I read this book ages ago.... as a "Reader's Copy" before it was published. It is one of my favorite novels of the late 90's early 00's. Karla Kubin's young character is a smart, wise & strong young ... Read full review

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Kuban, a star student at the Johns Hopkins University Writing Program in 1994, a James A Michener Fellow from 1994-96, is an astonishingly original fiction voice.

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