The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

The Second Generation

Book - 2013
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Four girls. Four generations. One family. The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin.

Dana is Abby's daughter - but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is on his side in any argument, regardless of whether he's wrong. And then her father dies.

After years of moving, often with her mother and three siblings, Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to leave her family and get back to New York City. She moves in with her young, bohemian aunt Adele, determined to studyart, attend school, achieve independence, and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family and Maine behind?

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780545359436
Branch Call Number: J MAR
Characteristics: 214 p. ;,23 cm

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Apr 28, 2018

This is the second book in the Family Tree Series by Ann Martin. I really enjoyed all four books. The family starts in Maine, next generation moves to New York City, the next generation to Princeton, NJ, and in the final book they return to Maine. The authors deals with lots of family issues: an abusive father, death of an infant sibling, a depressed parent, death of a childhood best friend, relocating, mother/daughter friction, death of a parent, and single parenting. The family comes back together despite their grief, differences and geographical distance. The author shows the importance of families.

ArapahoeKati Jan 03, 2017

Another great addition to the Family Tree quartet. Definitely some tough issues, but they are approached in a thoughtful way.

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