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Moving Lila

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...

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Praise for Moving Lila

"Accurately describing in elegant prose the grimness of losing a father, the grief before and after the death, and the initial awkwardness of sibling relationships without parents, Fleming takes readers on an emotional journey and leaves them on new ground--just like Lila." - Library Journal

About the author

Julie Fleming

Julie Fleming is an award-winning writer and teacher. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, she recently moved to Northern California with her husband, author John Fleming.

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