By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Eleanor "Groovy" Robinson loves cooking and plans to visit culinary college simply once she's the right age. yet even Groovy's thoughtfully—planned menus will not repair the issues that begin to get it wrong the 12 months she turns eleven—suddenly, her father is in reformatory, her most sensible friend's long-absent mom reappears, and the swallows that make their annual migration to her place of origin arrive unusually early. As Groovy starts to count on the unforeseen, she learns concerning the significance of forgiveness, knows the advanced tales of the folks round her, and realizes that even an earthquake cannot get within the method of a relatives that should come jointly. Kathryn Fitzmaurice's stunning debut novel is distinctively Californian in its style. Her wealthy characters and robust experience of position believe either typical and clean first and foremost meeting—and worthy revisiting, repeatedly.