Crossing California

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 501 pages
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This novel tells the story of three families - parents Charlie Wasserstrom, Michael and Ellen Rovner, and Deirdre Wills, and their teenage children, living on either side of California. It follows their loves, heartaches, friendships, and losses during a memorable and defining moment of American history. Spanning the Iran hostage crisis through he inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president, Crossing California is look at the end of an era, the turning point when the idealism of the sixties gave way to the pragmatism of the eighties.
 

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Langer's first novel-which begins in November 1979, when about 70 Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and ends in 1981 upon their release-is a snapshot of life in suburban ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
40
Section 3
58
Section 4
101
Section 5
123
Section 6
147
Section 7
165
Section 8
171
Section 16
336
Section 17
355
Section 18
413
Section 19
419
Section 20
426
Section 21
434
Section 22
441
Section 23
454

Section 9
174
Section 10
177
Section 11
181
Section 12
188
Section 13
265
Section 14
293
Section 15
313
Section 24
475
Section 25
488
Section 26
489
Section 27
496
Section 28
499
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Adam Langer has worked extensively as a print journalist, film producer, and playwright, and has been featured on NPR, CNN Headline News, Fox News, and E! Entertainment Television. Langer is a former senior editor of Book magazine and a recipient of a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University.

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