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Pressed Pennies

Steven Manchester


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Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige's father nearly destroyed Abby's spirit.
Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they're hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She's very protective of the life she's made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn't know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you've dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?
PRESSED PENNIES is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love it its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.

Finalist: 2014 USA Best Book Award

Story Plant, 9781611881356, 349pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

About the Author

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller "Twelve Months," "Goodnight, Brian," "The Rockin' Chair," and several other books. His work has appeared on NBC s "Today Show," CBS s "The Early Show," CNN s "American Morning" and BET s "Nightly News." Recently, three of Manchester s short stories were selected 101 Best for the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.