ISBN 9780857523280,The Truth According to Us

The Truth According to Us


Annie Barrows






Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780857523280

ISBN-10 0857523287


Number of Pages 436 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

It is 1938, Macedonia - a small-town in West Virginia, 12-year-old Willa is expecting an important visitor from the North, a Miss Layla Beck of Washington DC, senators daughter and debutante. She has refused to marry the gentleman her father has chosen and is coming to Macedonia, as punishment, to work on the Federal Writers Project, for which she has to cover the long years of Macedonias uneventful past. Young Willa is determined to muscle in on Leyla's project, to help uncover the secrets of their quiet town and in particular, of Willa's own family. Who caused the fire at the American Everlasting sock factory in which Willa's aunt lost her true love? Why won't her aunt even mention it and where does her father disappear to every night, leather suitcase in hand? On a backdrop of the depression, social unrest and food shortage, Will and Layla delve into town legend and truth. Hidden stories slowly emerge that reveal an altogether different history, one that has left hearts and lives devastated and so begins the re-writing, not only of the Romeyn familys past, but also of their future. Quirky, lovable and above all, human, this novel of small-town life in the 1930s is an immersive experience that will leave readers reeling and wanting more.