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Charting by the Stars

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Ms. magazine called Charting by the Stars “a memorable account of growing up about the ways we invent and reinvent ourselves reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing.” Linsey Abrams’ passionate and eloquent first novel chronicles one girl’s coming of age, from a 1950s childhood into the ’60s world of New York. Her love affair with another woman begins a profound shift of identity and world. The New York Times said of this nationally reviewed novel: “Abrams has a superb talent for the specific. . . . She [has] her own style—a mixture of introspection, common sense, daydreaming and recollection-and controls it beautifully.”

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