In 1963, Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman's mother was crowned the Bosetti Beauty of Spectacle, New York, Ellie's classmates decided she was invisible, and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
It was the year Ellie discovered that in trying to keep her life together, she had to let pieces of it go.
In this richly woven novel, Newbery honoree Ann M. Martin has created characters who shimmer with longing and strength, in a story that is intensely original and profoundly lyrical.
©2004 Ann M. Martin; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group