By Annie Weatherwax
A stirring debut novel a couple of mom and daughter who locate an not likely domestic amid the quirky citizens of a small town—“The shrewdpermanent variety, crisp narrative, sharp discussion, and vibrant descriptions ship a strong message: there's desire hidden in depression” (Publishers Weekly).
For thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mom, Rita, existence hasn't ever been sturdy. notwithstanding Rita works multiple task, the pair teeters at the fringe of poverty.
In their battered Ford Escort, they head east looking for a greater lifestyles. whilst funds runs out and their motor vehicle breaks down, they locate themselves stranded in a small city referred to as fats River the place Rita eventually lands a gentle activity waitressing at Tiny’s, the neighborhood diner. With adequate funds to pay their money owed, they lease a home and make their very own kin: tender-hearted Mel, the landlord of the diner; the getting older proprietors of the neighborhood ironmongery shop whose livelihoods are dwindling; and Peter Pam, the transgender waitress who turns into Ruthie’s closest friend.
Into this not likely utopia comes a smooth-talking loan dealer who entices Rita with a subprime mortgage. nearly once Rita buys a home their fortunes switch. confronted once more with the possibility of homelessness, Rita reverts to survival mode, and the fee she will pay to maintain them out of poverty adjustments their lives forever.
Annie Weatherwax has written a gorgeous, heartrending first novel. “A brilliant trip into the darkish aspect of the yankee Dream...that alternates among black comedy and heart-breaking realism...All We Had is an stress-free learn that takes an incredible examine financial lack of confidence” (Providence Journal).
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All We Had: A Novel by Annie Weatherwax