Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies (Hardcover)

By Jill Wolfson

Henry Holt & Company, 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 is the author of the highly acclaimed novel "What I Call Life." She lives in Santa Cruz, California.