Moving Lila

A Novel

Julie Fleming

St. Martin's Press

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Mira De Land inherits her childhood home -- a house named Lila in Ona Island, North Carolina. The catch is that she must move it to her family's current home in Arkansas. Moving Lila forces Mira and her much younger sister, Kat, to unearth long-buried family secrets as their own relationship changes. Ultimately, they reconcile the family's past and present by realizing that each one is guilty of something, which has the paradoxical effect of absolving them all.

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It was the second Saturday in April. The spring air and light had the feel of outings and tasks and frivolities that she associated with such days. Families drove around in wood-paneled station wagons, fishing poles poking out of cracked windows like toothpicks out of frozen lips. Heads of households filed into Sears in search of washers, filters, studs. Debate Team and Key Club members mazed between vehicles at stoplights, wielding coffee cans, or poster boards for garden-hose car washes in nearby bank parking lots. Dotted lines of cars idled along residential streets, fathers and the elderly

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Moving Lila
A Novel
Julie Fleming

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
March 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312244095
ISBN10: 0312244096
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$22.95

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429973908
ISBN10: 1429973900
224 pages
$7.99
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