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The year is 1998. Theresa receives a phone call from David, an old friend, which prompts a series of flashbacks to the summer of 1983. Theresa and her best friends, Beth and Donna, were twelve years old and seemed to have the adventures of a lifetime that summer. Between their troubled home-lives and encounters with the menacing Jordan brothers, the three friends lived through a summer they wouldn’t soon forget. Now, as adults, they share in each other’s experiences, still trying to overcome their traumatic childhood. As they drudge up their bad memories, the Jordan brothers return, ready to finish what they started when they were children. It’s up to Theresa, Beth, and Donna to put an end to the brothers’ reign of terro... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Leora Skolkin-Smith's "Edges" shouts metaphorically. When her father suicides, fourteen-year old Liana leaves her protected (if torturous) N.Y. suburb with her mother...and sails right into our world. An edgy world of tense borders, barbed wire. A world where soldiers and children are endangered species. In the mother;s old home in Jerusalem the family lingers around the traditional Friday evening meal. Liana watches this marooned island of love and civility, each one damaged in their own way--an uncle with a stump where there had been a leg, the mother giggly with memories of runnng bullets in her bras and and panties when she was fourteen. "Edges" has been called a coming-of-age novel. But I consider it not just as the struggle of one fo... Rest of this review on the detail page
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