Sixteen-year-old Meghan used to be a runner. Top notch. Hermes couldn't catch her. But cancer destroyed that.
She used to have a brother. Killian. Meghan thought he was her white knight. But her father and Vietnam destroyed him.
She used to have a father, but he's become a steely stranger in a navy blue suit...
She does have an idol. A school thesis draws Meghan to someone who knew even greater pain, who faced more intolerable circumstances, who could still summon the strength to rise above it all. Now it seems Abraham Lincoln is the only person Meghan feels she can talk to. So she does, on 6 x 4 inch pieces of paper -- even though Lincoln lived a hundred and fifty years ago. And she wonders why her father can't be more like Lincoln, and if she could be.
With unflinching eloquence, Catherine Lewis weaves together a story about achieving perfection and then falling from grace, about family, self-preservation, and a girl full of grit and fury at an overwhelming crossroads.
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