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The Resource All we had : a novel, Annie Weatherwax

All we had : a novel, Annie Weatherwax

Label
All we had : a novel
Title
All we had
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Weatherwax
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "[A] portrait of a gritty mother and daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America" --
  • "For thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita, life has never been stable. The only sure thing is their love for each other. Though Rita works more than one job, the pair teeters on the edge of poverty. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita resorts to her movie-star looks and produces carpet-installer Phil, "an instant boyfriend," who takes them in. Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and in their battered Ford Escort, they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at Tiny's, the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home. Peter Pam, Tiny's transgender waitress and the novel's voice of warmth and reason, becomes Ruthie's closest friend. Arlene, the no-nonsense head waitress, takes Rita under her wing. The townspeople--Hank and Dotty Hanson, the elderly owners of the embattled local hardware store, and even their chatter-mouth neighbor Patti--become Ruthie and Rita's family. Into this quirky utopia comes smooth-talking mortgage broker Vick Ward, who entices Rita with a subprime loan. Why rent when you can own? Almost as soon as Rita buys a house their fortunes change. Faced once again with the prospect of homelessness, Rita reverts to survival mode, and the price she pays to keep them out of poverty changes their lives forever" --
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Weatherwax, Annie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Single mothers
  • Teenage girls
  • Poor
Label
All we had : a novel, Annie Weatherwax
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9781476755205
Isbn Type
(hc.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877912245
  • (OCoLC)ocn877912245
  • 656480
Label
All we had : a novel, Annie Weatherwax
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9781476755205
Isbn Type
(hc.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877912245
  • (OCoLC)ocn877912245
  • 656480

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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