The truth according to us: a novel

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"Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Maecdonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town. The Romeyn family is a fixture in the town, their identity tied to its knotty history. Layla enters their lives and lights a match to the family veneer and a truth comes to light that will change each of their lives forever in deeply personal and powerful ways. As Layla embarks on this grand adventure to establish historical moments in print, her first friend, the town librarian Ms. Betts wisely cautions: "There is a problem with history. All of us see a story according to our own lights. None of us is capable of objectivity." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and told through the incredible voices of three narrators you quickly come to love--Layla Beck, Jottie Romeyn, and her niece, twelve year old Willa--this is an intimate family novel of love and family, of history and truth, and of struggle and hope, filled with the kind of characters once you discover, you'll never forget"--
Taking a job with the Federal Writer's Project after refusing to marry, Miss Layla Beck boards with an eccentric family in a backwater town before discovering long-kept secrets.
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auth_author2 Campbell, Cassandra,, Campbell, Danny (Narrator),, Deakins, Mark,, Farr, Kimberly,, Heyborne, Kirby,, Hoppe, Lincoln, 1971-, Lee, Ann Marie,, Michael, Paul actor),, Sands, Tara,, Whelan, Julia, 1984-
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display_description "Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Maecdonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town. The Romeyn family is a fixture in the town, their identity tied to its knotty history. Layla enters their lives and lights a match to the family veneer and a truth comes to light that will change each of their lives forever in deeply personal and powerful ways. As Layla embarks on this grand adventure to establish historical moments in print, her first friend, the town librarian Ms. Betts wisely cautions: "There is a problem with history. All of us see a story according to our own lights. None of us is capable of objectivity." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and told through the incredible voices of three narrators you quickly come to love--Layla Beck, Jottie Romeyn, and her niece, twelve year old Willa--this is an intimate family novel of love and family, of history and truth, and of struggle and hope, filled with the kind of characters once you discover, you'll never forget"-- Taking a job with the Federal Writer's Project after refusing to marry, Miss Layla Beck boards with an eccentric family in a backwater town before discovering long-kept secrets.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Depressions -- 1929 -- West Virginia -- Fiction, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Sagas, Family secrets -- Fiction, Historians -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Large type books, West Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, West Virginia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_display The truth according to us : a novel
title_full The Truth According to Us A Novel, The truth according to us : a novel / Annie Barrows, The truth according to us [sound recording] : a novel / Annie Barrows, #1 New York times bestselling co-author of The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, The truth according to us [text (large print)] : a novel / Annie Barrows
title_short The truth according to us :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Depressions, Family secrets, Fiction, Historians, Historical Fiction, History, Literature, Social life and customs