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The Fifty-First State

Lisa Borders


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After her father's death, Hallie Corson returns from her New York photographer's life to her South Jersey hometown to care for her long-estranged brother, Josh, during his final year of high school. As they learn their family's history, Josh and Hallie will invite disaster into their lives, and will learn, together, to navigate dangerous currents, keeping further losses at bay.

Engine Books, 9781938126208, 328pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

About the Author

Lisa Borders grew up in Central and Southern New Jersey. She is the author of the novel Cloud Cuckoo Land, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and teaches at Grub Street, Boston's independent writing center. She also works as a cytotechnologist.