Through the Groves by Anne Hull

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Anne Hull writes about growing up in rural Central Florida in the 1960s amid the orange groves her father’s family had worked for generations, and at a time Disney World was still taking shape on the horizon. The memoir is at once a vivid, heart-rending evocation of a particular time and place that no longer exist and an engaging and poignant story with universal appeal about a childhood filled with tomboy adventures, imperfect parents dealing with their own struggles, and a search for self. After a couple of attempts at college and a brief stint as a traveling sales rep for Revlon, Hull found her way to the St. Petersburg Times and then to a distinguished 17-year-run as a staff writer at the Washington Post--though she stops short of writing about her impressive journalism career, demonstrating in this slim work a knack for keeping the story tight and compelling.

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ISBN: 9780805093377
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 20th, 2023

Through the Groves by Anne Hull

Staff Pick

In Through the Groves, Anne Hull, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for The Washington Post, has produced a beautiful tale of a bygone time and place—central Florida in the 1960s. The reader can practically whiff the scent of oranges and see the clouds of pesticide in Hull's descriptions of riding around the citrus groves as a child in her father’s pickup. She's equally masterful recounting her family’s dysfunction as her parents abandon their dreams amid the social and economic change that swept the region. Hull, too, must find her way: entering young adulthood, she drops out of college, sells cosmetics, and embraces her sexual identity. A job answering phones at the St. Petersburg Times leads to her true calling as a journalist and writer--and to this superb memoir.

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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 20th, 2023

I Came All This Way to Meet You by Jami Attenberg

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Infused with Attenberg's signature humor and warmth, I Came All This Way to Meet You tells the classic story of a writer finding herself through her creativity. This is a must-read not only for artists, but for anyone searching for their voice and their way in the world. 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780063039803
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Published: Ecco - January 3rd, 2023

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