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Alice Bliss: A Novel

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Grouped Work ID2b6e2679-6611-e0d6-487f-1d9173610f1e
Grouping Titlealice bliss
Grouping Authorlaura harrington
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-26 07:30:33AM
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authorHarrington, Laura, 1953-
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display_description"Outside the back window Alice can see the outlines of the garden, some of the furrows visible under the snow, stretching away in long thin rows. She can't imagine doing the garden without her dad. It's his thing; she's always thought of herself as his assistant at best. She can't imagine doing anything without her dad and she starts to feel like she can't breathe. And then she looks at him. Just looks at him as he watches the fire with muffin crumbs on his lap.
'I'll write to you.'
'I know, sweetheart.'
'Every day.'"
—From Alice Bliss
When Alice Bliss learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. When he ships out, Alice is faced with finding a way to fill the emptiness he has left behind.
Matt will miss seeing his daughter blossom from a tomboy into a full-blown teenager. Alice will learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love, all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and take care of her precocious little sister, Ellie. But the smell of Matt is starting to fade from his blue shirt that Alice wears everyday, and the phone calls are never long enough.
Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving coming-of-age novel about love and its many variations—the support of a small town looking after its own; love between an absent father and his daughter; the complicated love between an adolescent girl and her mother; and an exploration of new love with the boy-next-door. These characters' struggles amidst uncertain times echo our own, lending the novel an immediacy and poignancy that is both relevant and real. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a transforming story about those who are left at home during wartime, and a teenage girl bravely facing the future.
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ils:617308BookBooksEnglishPamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2011.306 pages ; 22 cm
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Families of military personnel -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Social aspects -- United States -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_displayAlice Bliss
title_fullAlice Bliss / Laura Harrington
Alice Bliss A Novel
title_shortAlice Bliss
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFamilies of military personnel
Fathers and daughters
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Loss (Psychology)
Mothers and daughters
Social aspects
Teenage girls