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Take What You Need

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Take What You Need traces the parallel lives of Jean and her beloved but estranged stepdaughter, Leah, who’s sought a clean break from her rural childhood. In Leah’s urban life with her young family, she’s revealed little about Jean, how much she misses her stepmother’s hard-won insights and joyful lack of inhibition.

But with Jean’s death, Leah must return to sort through what’s been left behind.

Set in the Allegheny Mountains of Appalachia, Take What You Need explores the continuing mystery of the people we love most, zeroing in on the joys and difficulties of family with great verve.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Idra
Novey

Idra Novey is the award-winning author of the novels Ways to Disappear and Those Who Knew. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The Atlantic, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Program at New York University.

Idra Novey is the award-winning author of the novels Ways to Disappear and Those Who Knew. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The Atlantic, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Program at New York University.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
14/03/2023
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Viking Press Inc, Daunt Books UK
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