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No Book but the World

Cohen, Leah Hager

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
No Book but the World
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Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail for a shocking crime, she is frantic to piece together what actually happened. Fred has always been different, certainly impaired, never evaluated. Their parents frowned upon labels and diagnoses as much as they did formal instruction and societal constraints. Now, however, the parents are gone, the siblings grown apart, a boy is dead and Fred in jail, and Ava is forced to wonder: is it her job to save her brother? What is our obligation to those we loveand to those we find difficult to love? Convinced that she alone will be able to reach him and explain his innocence to the world, Ava endeavors to tell their enthralling story At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhooda world defined largely by their imaginations and the presence of each other
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2014
ISBN: 1594486034
9781594486036
Branch Call Number: FICTION COHEN...L
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 cm

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"Ava and Fred Robbins grow up under the tutelage of their parents, June and Neel, the latter of whom had established an experimental school in upstate New York in the late 1940s.Growing up, Fred had always been strange and alienating, exhibiting symptoms of Asperger’s or perhaps something fu... Read More »


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