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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

The Ruins of California

By Martha Sherrill
$6.95
Book Details
  • Author: Martha Sherrill
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Published: 2007-01-02
  • Edition: Reprint
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For the Ruin family in 1970s California, as described by the precocious young Inez, life is complex. Her father, Paul, is self-obsessed, intrusive, and brilliant. He's also twice divorced, leaving Inez to bounce between two worlds and embracing neither-that of Paul's bohemian life in San Francisco and the more sedate world of her mother Connie, a Latin bombshell who plays tennis and attends EST seminars in the suburbs. As Inez progresses through high school we are witness to a remarkable family saga that renders a strange and fascinating slice of America in transition-one like the Ruins of California themselves, at once bold and innocent, creative and chaotic, obsessed and liberating.

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