Follow Me by Joanna Scott
A Novel

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On a summer day in 1946 Sally Werner, the precocious young daughter of hardscrabble Pennsylvania farmers, secretly accepts her cousin's invitation to ride his new motorcycle. Like so much of what follows in Sally's life, it's an impulsive decision with dramatic and far-reaching consequences. Soon she abandons her home to begin a daring journey of self-creation, the truth of which she entrusts only with her granddaughter and namesake, six decades later. But when young Sally's father--a man she has never known--enters her life and offers another story altogether, she must uncover the truth of her grandmother's secret history.

Boldly rendered and beautifully told, in FOLLOW ME Joanna Scott has crafted a paean to the American tradition of re-invention and a sweeping saga of timeless and tender storytelling.
 

About Joanna Scott

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Joanna Scott is the author of nine books, including The Manikin, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Various Antidotes and Arrogance, which were both finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and the critically acclaimed Make Believe, Tourmaline, and Liberation. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lannan Award, she lives with her family in upstate New York.
 
Published April 4, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Following its heroine across her lifetime, this densely stitched crazy quilt of a novel evokes a quintessential American mythology.

Apr 19 2009 | Read Full Review of Follow Me: A Novel

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At times, the reader is inside Sally’s head, at times observing her objectively, and at other times, the narrators are Sally’s daughter and granddaughter.

Jul 29 2009 | Read Full Review of Follow Me: A Novel

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