Trowbridge Road

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Trowbridge Road
Written by Marcella Pixley
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536207500
ISBN-13: 9781536207507
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Trowbridge Road

author: Marcella Pixley

Itís the summer of í83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her fatherís death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending Ziggy, an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bugís connection to the world grows stronger, her motherís grows more distant ó even dangerous ó pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known.

Trowbridge Road paints an unwavering portrait of a girl and her family touched by mental illness and grief. Set in the Boston suburbs during the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the novel explores how a seemingly perfect neighborhood can contain restless ghosts and unspoken secrets. Written with deep insight and subtle lyricism by acclaimed author Marcella Pixley, Trowbridge Road demonstrates our power to rescue one another even when our hearts are broken.

In a stunning novel set in the 1980s, a girl with heavy secrets awakens her sleepy street to the complexities of love and courage.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536207500 /  9781536207507
on sale date:
05/2020
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Family; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Marcella Pixley is the author of three highly praised books for young adults that have received multiple starred reviews, including Ready to Fall. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for poetry and earned a masterís from Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She teaches writing to middle-schoolers in Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.
 
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