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Anywhere but Here

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Anywhere But Here is a moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to keep moving, even at the risk of profound disorientation. Simpson's first novel is ultimately a heart-rendering tale of a mother and daughter's invaluable relationship.

"The two women in this book are American originals. Ann is a new Huck Finn, a tough, funny, resourceful love of a girl. Adele is like no one I've encountered, at once deplorable and admirable--and altogether believable."
--Walker Percy

"Anywhere But Here is a wonder: big, complex, masterfully written, it's an achievement that lands [Simpson] in the front ranks of our best novelists."
--Newsweek

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 01, 1987 – Ann, the narrator of this engaging look at mother-daughter relationships, is uprooted from Bay City, Wis., by her mother, Adele, so that she can become a child star in Los Angeles. PW praised Simpson for her "grasp of human relationships and sheer readability.''

Customer Reviews

Anywhere but Here

I can't recommend this book, it had interesting moments, but it was a slow read.

Anywhere but Here

I try to read often, at least two books a month. I tried to let this book flow, to join itself together but it just remained disjointed. Sorry I really tried to let the author work and enjoy this book but the best way I can describe this book is a painfull read.

Anywhere but Here
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Dec 12, 1986
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 544 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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