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Set in Kerrville, Kansas, The Center of Everything is told by Evelyn Bucknow, an endearing character with a wholly refreshing way of looking at the world. Living with her single mother in a small apartment, Evelyn Bucknow is a young girl wincing her way through adolescence. With a voice that is as charming as it is recognizable, Evelyn immerses the reader in the dramas of an entire community. The people of Kerrville, stuck at once in the middle of nowhere but also at the center of everything, are the source from which author Laura Moriarty draws on universal dilemmas of love and belief to render a story that grows in emotional intensity until it lifts the reader to heights achieved only by the finest of fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Realistic and familiar as a summer day in Kansas—brave and gritty, strong voiced and spare.”

    O Magazine

  • “A winning first novel. A+”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A warm, beguiling book full of hard-won wisdom.”

    New York Times

  • “A sweet, often comic series of tender moments spun from real-life battles.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “So infectious that one never wants to put it down.”

    Library Journal

  • “A pleasantly wry, spunky debut…Moriarty’s gutsy opener is hard not to like.”


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About the Author
Author Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty is the New York Times bestselling author of The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, The Chaperone, and other novels.

About the Narrator

Julie Dretzin is an actress, who has appeared in Breaking Bad and several motion pictures, including the film adaptation of Alex Flinn’s Beastly.