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The center of everything

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Critics and readers everywhere stood up and took notice when Laura Moriarty's captivating debut novel hit the stores in June '03. Janet Maslin of the New York Times praised The Center of Everything as "warm" and "beguiling." USA Today compared the scrappy yet tender-hearted Evelyn Bucknow to Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. It garnered extensive national attention; from Entertainment Weekly to the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle, the press raved about the wisdom and poignancy of Moriarty's writing. The Book-of-the-Month Club snatched it up as a Main Selection, as did the Literary Guild. It was a USA Today Summer Reading Pick, a BookSense Top 10 Pick, and a book club feature title. And still, months after The Center of Everything's original publication date, reviews and features of the book continue to run nationwide.
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"A warm, beguiling book full of hard-won wisdom."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"The Center of Everything is as realistic and familiar as a summer day in Kansas—brave and gritty, strong voiced and spare."—O, The Oprah Magazine
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. With a voice that is as charming as it is recognizable, Evelyn immerses the reader in the dramas of an entire community. The people of Kerrville, stuck at once in the middle of nowhere but also at the center of everything, are the source from which Moriarty draws on universal dilemmas of love and belief to render a story that grows in emotional intensity until it lifts the reader to heights achieved only by the finest of fiction.

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subject_facet First loves -- Fiction, Gifted children -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Kansas -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Single mothers -- Fiction
title_display The center of everything
title_full The Center of Everything, The center of everything / Laura Moriarty
title_short The center of everything
topic_facet Fiction, First loves, Gifted children, Girls, Grandmothers, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Single mothers