Being Fishkill

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Being Fishkill
Written by Ruth Lehrer
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763684422
ISBN-13: 9780763684426
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Being Fishkill

author: Ruth Lehrer

Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill’s fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck’s mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill’s unstable mother — and by unfathomable tragedy. Poet Ruth Lehrer’s young adult debut is a stunning, revelatory look at what defines and sustains “family.” And, just as it does for Fishkill, meeting Duck-Duck Farina and her mother will leave readers forever changed.

Fishkill Carmel fends for herself, with her fists if need be — until a thwarted lunch theft introduces her to strange, sunny Duck-Duck and a chance for a new start.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763684422 /  9780763684426
on sale date:
11/2017
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Girls & Women; Social Issues; Family; Alternative Family; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Ruth Lehrer is a poet, author, and American Sign Language interpreter. She lives in the woods of western Massachusetts.
 
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