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Being Fishkill

Author: Ruth Lehrer
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill s fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Electronic books
Fiction
Young adult works
Young adult fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lehrer, Ruth.
Being Fishkill.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
(OCoLC)973523405
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Lehrer
ISBN: 9780763697020 0763697028
OCLC Number: 1011684508
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Responsibility: Ruth Lehrer.

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Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill s fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck s mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill s unstable mother and by unfathomable tragedy.

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