The Center of the World

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Kensington, 29 Δεκ 2015 - 320 σελίδες
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“An epic story of war and peace, love and fear, family and friendship.”—Lori Nelson Spielman

In New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan’s evocative and emotionally compelling novel, a mother and her adopted daughter each embark on a journey of self-discovery in the wake of a stunning revelation.
 
How do you keep a secret so huge that it could devastate everyone you care about? For Kate Malloy, the answer is simple: one lie at a time. That’s how she has protected her daughter for more than a dozen years, shielding her from a terrible truth. Sofia, a fifteen-year-old soccer star living in New England, believes she was born in Mexico and legally adopted by Kate. But a posthumous letter from her stepfather tells Sofia a different story—one of civil unrest and bloodshed, death-defying heroism and child-smuggling, harrowing sacrifice and desperate decisions.
 
Sofia’s trust in her mother is shattered. At last Kate must do what she knows is right—accompany Sofia back to Guatemala, the place where Kate found horror and heartache but also the greatest joy of her life. As mother and daughter confront the damage done by years of dangerous yet necessary deceptions, they discover how much love, hope, and happiness may still remain—if they have the courage to face their past.
 
“A searing tale of love and desperate acts set against a backdrop of surreal beauty and unspeakable cruelty. Enthralling, exhilarating.”—Suzanne Chazin
 
“Page-turning storytelling . . . a deeply satisfying read. I loved this book.”—Randy Susan Meyers
 
“Sheehan’s writing is lively and vivid and her feel for historical detail is fine.”—The New York Times
 
Sheehan uses her skills as both a psychologist and a writer to create a solid, insightful story.” —Kirkus Reviews
 

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Κριτική χρηστών  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The concept for Center of the World is interesting. Kate, a budding scientist researching water quality in third world countries, finds herself in Guatemala during a civil war. After witnessing a ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Κριτική χρηστών  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

Once again Jacqueline Sheehan has pulled me into a story and not let go. This time, it centered on Guatemala, a land whose music and folk art long ago grabbed my heart, while the history has broken it ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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CHAPTER
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
PART TWO 1990 Santiago Atitlán Guatemala
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33
PART THREE 2003 Massachusetts
CHAPTER 34
CHAPTER 35

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 36
CHAPTER 37
CHAPTER 38
CHAPTER 39
CHAPTER 40
PART FOUR 2003 Guatemala
CHAPTER 41
CHAPTER 42
CHAPTER 43
CHAPTER 44
CHAPTER 45
CHAPTER 46
CHAPTER 47
CHAPTER 48
CHAPTER 49
CHAPTER 50
CHAPTER 51
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
THE CENTER OF THE WORLD
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
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Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a fiction writer and essayist. She is also a psychologist. She is a New Englander through and through, but spent twenty years living in the western states of Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, freelance photography, newspaper writing, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers.
 
She is the acclaimed author of the novels The Comet’s Tale, a Novel about Sojourner Truth;  Lost & Found; Now & Then; and Picture This. She has also published travel articles, short stories, and numerous essays and radio pieces. She lives near Northampton in central Massachusetts.  Her website is www.jacquelinesheehan.com.

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