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Leaving Lucy Pear
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New York, New York : Viking, [2016].
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319 pages ; 24 cm
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“From the first page, I was under Anna Solomon’s spell.” —Sue Monk Kidd

From the author of The Book of V., a novel chosen as a must-read book by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millionsthe Minneapolis Star Tribune, and BookPage


Set in 1920s New England, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl—a big, heartrending novel from award-winning writer Anna Solomon

One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle’s house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising Bea's abandoned child—now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own.

In mesmerizing prose, award-winning author Anna Solomon weaves together an unforgettable group of characters as their lives collide on the New England coast. Set against one of America's most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into questions of class, freedom, and the meaning of family, establishing Anna Solomon as one of our most captivating storytellers.

“Anna Solomon writes with a poet’s reverence for language and a novelist's ability to keep us turning the page. A gorgeous and engrossing meditation on motherhood, womanhood, and the sacrifices we make for love.” —J. Courtney Sullivan
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APA Citation (style guide)

Solomon, A. (2016). Leaving Lucy Pear. First edition. New York, New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Solomon, Anna. 2016. Leaving Lucy Pear. New York, New York: Viking.

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Solomon, Anna, Leaving Lucy Pear. New York, New York: Viking, 2016.

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Solomon, Anna. Leaving Lucy Pear. First edition. New York, New York: Viking, 2016. Print.

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