Up From the Blue

Up From the Blue

A Novel

Book - 2010
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"Elegant and engrossing....Henderson is a talent to watch."

--Danielle Trussoni, author of Angelology

"This is not a book you'll soon forget."

--Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

The gripping debut novel from Litpark.com founder and Pushcart Prize-nominee Susan Henderson, Up From the Blue is a dazzling tour de force that unfolds against the backdrop of 1970s America--a tumultuous era of desegregation, school busing, and the early rise of modern-day feminism. The story of an imaginative young girl struggling to make sense of her mother's mysterious disappearance, Up From the Blue is enthralling fiction that delves into complex family relationships, in the vein of Jennifer McMahon, Katrina Kittle, and Laura Kasischke.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
ISBN: 9780061984037
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 21 cm


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May 11, 2016

Haunting and horrible at times but I couldn't put it down. The child was a compelling character, bad and bold and probably somewhere on the spectrum. I grew very fond of her.

Jun 27, 2012

Great read. I enjoyed the story very much. Reminded me a little of The Glass Castle.

gklmommy Jun 20, 2011

i enjoyed reading this it was sad though i wish they would have gotten her help

May 19, 2011

I felt anger and frustration that no one took the obviously depressed mother to a psychiatrist but rather kept telling her to pull herself together. This colored what was otherwise a satisfying read.


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