Learning to Stay

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Penguin, Feb 5, 2013 - Fiction - 326 pages
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Elise Sabato is proud of her husband, Brad, for serving his country...and grateful when he returns home to her. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq has turned him from a thoughtful, brilliant, and patient man into someone quite different....someone who requires more care and attention than Elise can give while working in a demanding law firm. And when Brad ends up on his family's farm, hundreds of miles away, she wonders where their marriage is headed.

Elise must decide between the life she always wanted and the life she seems to be living...until she finds inspiration in the most unlikely of places: a lovable dog named Jones who teaches her that when the best-laid plans take unexpected turns, sometimes you end up right where you were meant to be.
 

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Learning to Stay by Erin Celello Her husband although the rest of his group were blown up by an IED he returned home. Little by little she notices he's lost part of what he was all about. At times he ... Read full review

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Woman's fiction is not generally my favorite genre, I often feel that it is overdramtic and, for lack of a better word, mushy. There were certainly times that I did feel that in this novel BUT, and it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
16
Section 4
25
Section 5
31
Section 6
35
Section 7
48
Section 8
56
Section 22
164
Section 23
172
Section 24
184
Section 25
196
Section 26
203
Section 27
210
Section 28
219
Section 29
223

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Erin Celello is the author of Miracle Beach and Learning to Stay. She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she also earned an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, two young sons, and two unruly Vizslas. She teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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