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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Sarno Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 5, 2018 ISBN: 9780525595526
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Can you still have a home if you don't have a house? In the spirit of The Truth About Jellyfish and Fish in a Tree, comes a stunning debut about a family struggling to find something lasting when everything feels so fleeting.

Cora is a sixth grader, a big sister, and teetering on homelessness. It's been six years since her father died and although Cora's mother works long hours, it's getting harder to make ends meet. As they bounce from one rundown shelter to the next, Cora is careful to keep her dad's field journal safe. It's filled with his sketches of trees--strong trees, beautiful trees, even trees that thrive in polluted conditions--and it's the only thing she has left of him.
     When the shelter they're staying in gets ransacked, Cora's mother is forced to call an old friend, Willa, who invites them to stay in her fancy high rise apartment. It's not home, but with its big windows and clean, bright spaces, it's easy to pretend it is. Cora's little sister Adare--who is quick to smile but different from other kids--seems to love it. And even her mother begins to relax, laughing with Willa and cooking frijoles charros, a sight Cora has never seen.
     But after Willa oversteps her bounds, Cora's mom rushes to pack them up yet again, leaving Cora to wonder if they'll ever find a place to call their own.
     Debut author Melissa Sarno has crafted an unforgettable story of family and loss and perseverance that will take root in listeners' hearts and blossom long after they finish. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.