Crossing the Street
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This wasn't the way Beck Throckmorton had planned it. She wasn't expecting to find herself in her thirties writing erotica and making flat whites for a living while she stewed over that fact that her ex had wound up with her sister. She never saw herself living in a small suburban Ohio town with an octogenarian neighbor best friend. And she definitely wouldn't have imagined the eight-year-old great-granddaughter of that friend turning her world upside down. As summer comes around, Beck's life is unsettled in every way. And that's before the crazy stuff starts: the sister taunting her with her pregnancy, the infuriatingly perfect boyfriend, the multiple trips to the emergency room. The needy, wise-beyond-her-years little girl finding places in her heart that Beck didn't even know existed. Beck has found herself at an emotional intersection she never anticipated. And now it's time to cross the street. CROSSING THE STREET is a funny, touching novel that brims life's complexities. Filled with characters both distinctive and welcomingly familiar, it is a story that will entertain and enlighten. PRAISE FOR MOLLY D. CAMPBELL'S FIRST NOVEL, KEEP THE ENDS LOOSE: "A humorous coming-of-age-story where secrets of the past collide with the present and family bonds are stretched to the limits of forgiveness. Quirky, hopeful, and wonderfully original." --Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt "Miranda Heath, the earnest fifteen-year-old narrator of Keep the Ends Loose, has voice for days and a genius for description. Her casually brilliant observations about her family - which is both completely screwy and entirely real - will keep you in the edge of your seat. Miranda's creator, Molly Campbell has a true humorist's touch, light and occasionally scathing, but filled with compassion all the while." --Robin Black, author of Life Drawing, A Novel "Keep the Ends Loose is a charming story of love, trust and beautiful locations. In her fast paced, witty style, Campbell paints a picture of an ideal family that is thrown into a world of chaos and must learn to trust one another again. I highly recommend it " --Anita Hughes, author of Lake Como "Molly Campbell 's writing is clear as a bell. Her novel should earn her many new listeners, many new readers." --Liz Rosenberg, bestselling author of The Moonlight Palace "Molly D. Campbell has conjured quite the character in 15-year-old Mandy Heath, giving her an appealing sense of humor, a disarming sense of perspective and rampant curiosity. Make time for this insightful, compelling debut. You'll be glad you did." --Craig Lancaster, best-selling author of 600 Hours Of Edward and The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter.
Story Plant, 9781611882483, 290pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
About the Author
Molly D. Campbell is the winner of two Erma Bombeck writing awards. A long-time blogger and lover of quirky characters, she wrote her first book, Characters in Search of a Novel, with illustrator Randy Palmer. She is also the author of one previous novel, Keep the Ends Loose. Molly lives in Dayton, Ohio, with her accordionist husband and five cats.
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