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Hold Still

Hold Still

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Audio Library Digital

03/28/2016

447 minutes

9781520002958

Audio Retail Digital

03/28/2016

447 minutes

9781520002965

Audio CD

03/28/2016

6 Audio CD

447 minutes

9781520002934

Audio MP3 CD

03/28/2016

1 Audio MP3 CD

447 minutes

9781520002972

Playaway

03/28/2016

447 minutes

9781520002989

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When Maya Taylor, an English professor with a tendency to hide in her books, sends her daughter to Florida to look after a friend's child, she does so with the best of intentions; it's a chance for Ellie, twenty and spiraling, to rebuild her life. But Ellie fears she'll only disappoint again, and in the sprawling hours of one humid afternoon, she makes a mistake that she can't take back. In two separate timelines-before and after the catastrophe-Maya and Ellie must try to repair their fractured relationship and find a way to transcend not only their differences but also their more troubling similarities. Heralding the arrival of a profoundly moving new talent, Hold Still explores the depths and limits of a mother's love.

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The mother-daughter relationship in this debut novel will tie your heart in all kinds of knots. When a mother's good intentions go catastrophically wrong, she and her daughter must find a way to mend their fractured relationship. Pushed forward by its amazingly crafted characters, you're going to hold on tightly to Hold Still., The Bustle

Lynn Steger Strong has a great eye for the visible world, a near perfect sensor for those of us living in it, and a deep compassion and curiosity for how we go astray and find ourselves again., Richard Ford

Strong has produced a family saga both familiar and strange, told in kaleidoscopic detail, dancing back and forth in time, balletically slow yet always knife tight, philosophical, interrogative and smart. I read with my heart in my throat., Rufi Thorpe, , Author of The Girls from Corona del Mar

A tragedy lurks at the heart of Lynn Steger Strong's achingly sad, achingly beautiful debut novel. How do you forgive your child after she does the unthinkable? How can you not? Hold Still quietly builds to a perfect crescendo, an ending that is both surprising and true., Marcy Dermansky, , Author of Bad Marie

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