Fb2 The Center of Everything ePub
by Laura Moriarty
|Publisher:||Thorndike Press; 1 edition (October 2, 2003)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1969 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1798 kb|
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Set in Kerrville, Kansas, The Center of Everything is told by Evelyn Bucknow, an endearing character with a wholly refreshing way of looking at the world. Living with her single mother in a small apartment, Evelyn Bucknow is a young girl wincing her way through adolescence.
Set in Kerrville, Kansas, The Center of Everything is told by Evelyn Bucknow, an endearing character with a wholly refreshing way of looking at the world. With a voice that is as charming as it is recognizable, Evelyn immerses the reader in the dramas of an entire community.
The Center of Everything. But she’s going to vote for him anyway, because she says he’s the one person who can maybe make everything right again and he’s not afraid of the Communists. Really, she says, the grand finale is coming one way or another, through him or through somebody else. The important thing is to be ready.
Laura Moriarty is the kind of writer that should be watched: she will certainly produce a major novel sooner or later. The Center of Everything follows the main character Evelyn from ten to her late teens in small town Kansas. She lives with her unmarried mother and then later her mentally handicapped brother while also spending a lot of time with her fundamentalist grandmother and her two best friends Travis and Deena.
Laura Moriarty's debut novel is a simple story, but effectively told. Ten-year-old Evelyn Bucknow lives with her not very responsible young mother, Tina, on the outskirts of a small Kansas town. The Center of Everything follows a clean arc: How Evelyn, a gifted but poor student, negotiates the pitfalls of her background to become a college student. The book shows the scary tenuousness of poverty. When Tina's car breaks down, their life falls apart like a flimsy cardboard edifice
Laura Moriarty (born December 24, 1970, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American novelist. Laura Moriarty was born in Honolulu in 1970. She earned a degree in social work before earning an . in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas
Laura Moriarty (born December 24, 1970, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American novelist. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Moriarty currently lives with her daughter in Lawrence, Kansas, and is at work on her next novel.
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But I guess Mrs. Rowley doesn’t care. She’s got a job now, working the desk of a motel in town. I see her walking to it in the evenings, coming home in the morning. her eyes like a visor, and looks right into the rising sun. Ed Schwebbe comes out in his van every morning now to pick up Travis for school, and sometimes he comes at night too, just after Mrs. Rowley leaves for work. I don’t know where they go. If he sees me in my window, he waves quickly, and that’s it. It’s okay, though.
Laura Moriarty received her master's degree from the University of Kansas and was awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. She is the author of The Center of Everything. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Библиографические данные. The Center of Everything: A Novel.
In Laura Moriarty's extraordinary first novel .
In Laura Moriarty's extraordinary first novel, a young girl tries to make sense of an unruly world spinning around her. Growing up with a single mother who is chronically out of work and dating a married man, 10-year old Evelyn Bucknow learns early how to fend for herself. About this Guide The following author biography, critical praise and list of questions about The Center of Everything, are intended as resources to aid individual readers and book groups who would like to learn more about the author and this novel.
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