Once Upon a Day: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, May 15, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Nineteen years ago, a famous filmmaker disappeared from Los Angeles, taking his two children, Dorothea and Jimmy, to a desolate corner of New Mexico. There he raised them in complete isolation without television, computer, radio -- not even a newspaper. Now, at twenty-three, Dorothea leaves in search of her missing brother -- and ventures into the outside world for the first time. Her search becomes an odyssey of discovery when Dorothea meets Stephen Spaulding, a cab driver dealing with his own mysterious history. With him as her guide, Dorothea uncovers the truth of her family's past and the terrifying day that changed her father forever. Together, they have a chance to discover that although a heart can be broken by the tragic events of a day, a day can also bring a new chance at love and a deeper understanding of life's infinite possibilities.
 

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A sheltered, innocent young woman, a kind cab driver, and a former film star are the narrators of Tucker's (The Song Reader ) ambitious third novel. The plot involves one Charles O'Brien, a single ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
39
Section 4
50
Section 5
69
Section 6
90
Section 7
106
Section 8
125
Section 13
204
Section 14
219
Section 15
235
Section 16
273
Section 17
282
Section 18
294
Section 19
306
Section 20
319

Section 9
143
Section 10
158
Section 11
174
Section 12
197
Section 21
331
Section 22
341
Section 23
347
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Lisa Tucker is the bestselling author of The Promised World, The Cure for Modern Life, Once Upon a Day, Shout Down the Moon and The Song Reader. Her short work has appeared in Seventeen, Pages and The Oxford American. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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