The truth according to us : a novel
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York : The Dial Press, [2015].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
ISBN:
9780385342940 (hardcover : acid-free paper), 0385342942
Physical Desc:
491 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Status:
Brighton - Adult Fiction - Historical
FIC HISTORY BARROWS i
York Street - Adult Fiction - Historical
FIC HISTORY BARROWS i
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.

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Brighton - Adult Fiction - Historical
FIC HISTORY BARROWS i
On Shelf
York Street - Adult Fiction - Historical
FIC HISTORY BARROWS i
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Language:
English

Notes

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"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Barrows, A. (2015). The truth according to us: a novel. First edition. New York: The Dial Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie. 2015. The Truth According to Us: A Novel. New York: The Dial Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie, The Truth According to Us: A Novel. New York: The Dial Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barrows, Annie. The Truth According to Us: A Novel. First edition. New York: The Dial Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
e7900cee-aef6-f657-1b58-c2a6d0b53da4
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time May 04, 2019 02:11:27 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Jul 22, 2019 01:45:15 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03211pam a2200493 i 4500
001  2014037515
003DLC
00520170104150700.0
008141103s2015    nyua          000 1 eng  
010 |a  2014037515
020 |a 9780385342940 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
020 |a 0385342942
035 |a 1044191
040 |a DLC |b eng |c DLC |e rda |d NjBwBT |d GCmBT
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us-wv
05000 |a PS3602.A8373 |b T78 2015
08200 |a 813/.6 |2 23
084 |a FIC019000 |a FIC014000 |a FIC008000 |2 bisacsh
092 |a FIC HISTORY BARROWS
1001 |a Barrows, Annie.
24514 |a The truth according to us : |b a novel / |c Annie Barrows.
250 |a First edition.
264 1 |a New York : |b The Dial Press, |c [2015]
300 |a 491 pages : |b illustration ; |c 25 cm
336 |a text |2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated |2 rdamedia
338 |a volume |2 rdacarrier
520 |a "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"-- |c Provided by publisher.
520 |a 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.
650 0 |a Historians |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Family secrets |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Depressions |y 1929 |z West Virginia |v Fiction.
651 0 |a West Virginia |x History |y 20th century |v Fiction.
651 0 |a West Virginia |x Social life and customs |y 20th century |v Fiction.
655 7 |a Historical fiction. |2 gsafd
690 4 |a FICTION / Literary |2 bisacsh
690 4 |a FICTION / Historical |2 bisacsh
690 4 |a FICTION / Sagas |2 bisacsh
690 |a FICTION / Historical.
690 |a FICTION / Coming of Age.
949 |b 33021027036612 |c afichis |d FIC HISTORY BARROWS |m br |n 1586966 |s B&T BISAC Rush Print |t af |v i
949 |b 33021027036653 |c afichis |d FIC HISTORY BARROWS |m th |n 1586970 |s B&T BISAC Rush Print |t af |v i
999 |a 1044191