Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

By Jill Wolfson

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805076707, 281pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006


The new novel from Jill Wolfson--an exciting, fresh voice in middle-grade fiction

Whitney has been in so many foster homes that she can give a complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents--from the look-on-the-bright-side types to those unfortunate examples of pure evil. But one thing she doesn't know much about is trees. This means heading for Foster Home #12 (which is all the way at the top of the map of California, where there looks to be nothing "but" trees) has Whitney feeling a little nervous. She is pretty sure that the middle of nowhere is going to be just one more place where a hyper, loud-mouthed kid who is messy and small for her age won't be welcome for long.

Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.

About the Author
Jill Wolfson edits a parenting magazine and has volunteered in a writing program for incarcerated teenagers. She has spent many years writing about children in the social welfare system. A native of Philadelphia, Jill now lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California. You can visit her online at www.jillwolfson.com.