America by E. R. Frank

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Fifteen-year-old America has been nowhere, has been nobody. Separated from his foster mother. A runaway. A patient. Without love. Without hope. And, eventually, without the will to live. Until Dr. B. steps in. To listen. To explore. And to find within America both the story and the boy who are lost.

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About E. R. Frank

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E. R. Frank is the author of two highly praised novels for Atheneum: "America" and "Friction." Her first novel was "Life Is Funny, " winner of the "Teen People" Book Club NEXT Award for YA Fiction and was also a top-ten ALA 2001 Quick Pick.In addition to being writer, E. R. Frank is also a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She works with adults and adolescents and specializes in trauma.
Published May 14, 2004 by Thorndike Press. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction

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“Just because I’m crazy doesn’t mean I have to eat shit.” Frank (Life Is Funny, 2000) creates perfectly both America at five, unsure of anything except the hope that if he is bad enough, his mother will send him back to Mrs. Harper and the belligerent adolescent convinced that the world has nothi...

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Frank's (Life Is Funny) well-crafted and moving story begins with a teenage America in a treatment facility after a suicide attempt and alternates between the

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Long after his death, customers still felt “as if they were being taken care of by Fred Harvey himself.” To be taken care of by Fred Harvey implied being swaddled in quality and couth, an ethos so entrenched that in the 1920s the company battled Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission all the way to th...

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The Resistible Rise of the American Right by Thomas Frank Secker & Warburg £12, pp296 For years, Thomas Frank and his Chicago-based political magazine, the Baffler, have been mere cult phenomena in Britain.

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Did Ancient Rome commission expeditions to the New World to conduct commerce and discover new crops?

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The Boston Globe

Patterson, 1965 — roughly the middle year of the seventh decade of the 20th century — was “the inaugural year of the Sixties.’’ Patterson’s “The Eve of Destruction’’ — not quite a reprise nor quite a work of revisionism — is no romantic romp of nostalgia.

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America has spent years denying that anyone could ever love him because of the bad things he's done, letting his sadness cloud thoughts of Liza, Fish, Ernie, his brother Brooklyn, and Mrs. Harper, who have all cared about America more than he cared about himself.

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Seattle PI

The Lost Worlds of Ancient America: Compelling Evidence of Ancient Immigrants, Lost Technologies and Places of Power, edited by Frank Joseph, is a wonderful compendium of stories linking archeological finds throughout the world with the Americas.

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Published as a companion to thethree-hour PBS special "America on Wheels," this book traces the ways in which the automobile has changed life since the firstgasoline-powered vehicle was sold in the United States in 1896.

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