||Lucy Diamond is a Montana teenager trying to stay afloat in a world where her father is mysteriously absent for long periods, her mother's boyfriends come and go, and her own boyfriend is lost when his own father gets custody and forces him to move.
||As teenager Lucy Diamond begins to move from adolescence to womanhood, her mother's youth fades, offering an emotional juxtaposition of tension and love that reveals both women's similarities, differences, vulnerabilities, and needs. By the author of How All This Started.
|Editors Note 2
||As a teenager pretty much left to raise herself, Lucy Diamond is a narrator with a radiant yet guarded heart. As she races at breakneck pace toward womanhood, everything is at stake for her, producing an urgency and dread that she holds at bay with humor and grace. But while Lucy charges ahead, her mother's youth is fading. Simultaneously embracing and resisting their similarities, Fromm reveals both women's emotional vulnerabilities and their deep mutual need. Conveyed through dialogue that is both laugh-aloud-funny and true, Lucy stands out in contemporary literature for her large heart and inimitable grit.