Disaffected teenager Laney has no one in the world but the older Delilah. When the police start asking Laney questions, she finds herself reconstructing a story of suspense, deceit, and revenge... a story that links her to the sadder-but-wiser Miss Baby, seven hundred miles away in Texas.
|LC Classifications||PS3563.A724927 B74 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||275 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||275|
|ISBN 10||0307716759, 0307716775|
|ISBN 10||9780307716750, 9780307716774|
|LC Control Number||2011003329|
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