The Story of Beautiful Girl

The Story of Beautiful Girl

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The most compelling, resonating novel I’ve read in years… A breathtakingly beautiful, yet heart-wrenchingly aching story that, despite its cruelty and humanity, uplifts the reader.” – Omaha World-Herald


It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: “Hide her.” And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Literary

On Sale: May 4th 2011

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9781609418700

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Praise

"In its sweeping breadth and textured detail lies a finely crafted testament to the benevolence and brutality of our humanity....The Story of Beautiful Girl is a beautiful story, indeed."—John Grogan, New York Times bestselling author of Marley & Me
"For those who loved The Help by Kathryn Stockett, this one's for you."—The Utah Daily Herald
"The most compelling, resonating novel I've read in years....A breathtakingly beautiful, yet heart-wrenchingly aching story that, despite its cruelty and humanity, uplifts the reader."—Omaha World-Herald
"Heart-tugging."—O, The Oprah Magazine