The seventh and final book in Cynthia Voigt's acclaimed Tillerman Series, about Dicey Tillerman and her family, where Dicey enters adulthood, learning life's lessons the hard way. Dicey Tillerman knows you don't get what you want just by wanting it. She's prepared to work harder than she has ever done before to earn her living as a boat-builder. ...
The seventh and final book in Cynthia Voigt's acclaimed Tillerman Series, about Dicey Tillerman and her family, where Dicey enters adulthood, learning life's lessons the hard way. Dicey Tillerman knows you don't get what you want just by wanting it. She's prepared to work harder than she has ever done before to earn her living as a boat-builder. But running a business proves to be tougher than she could have imagined. So when a drifter turns up at her shop offering help for free -- Dicey accepts. But does she trust him too much? A moving tale that pulls no punches, Seventeen Against the Dealer follows characters introduced in Book One of the Tillerman Series, Homecoming, now a Collins Modern Classic.
Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-02-10 Dicey Tillerman, out of school and assuredly launching her own boat-building business, seems ready to face anything that comes her way. But the obstacles she faces so thoroughly immerse her in the work that she loses sight of other facets of her life and neglects her grandmother (who is ill), her boyfriend Jeff and the other Tillermans--Maybeth, James and Sammy--who are struggling with their own lives. Further, Dicey overlooks key details of running a business (having an insurance policy, understanding obligations to her potential clients) that seem minor at first, but effectively force her to close shop. She stacks the odds against herself, and must admit that she doesn't always have the answers. The last book in the Tillerman family cycle will work its way into readers' sensibilities like the roots of a long-nurtured plant that suddenly blooms; this novel is the sum of all those that have preceded it--just as quietly powerful, just as beautifully paced. That Dicey so believably paints herself into a corner and comes to terms with her own limitations in such a breathtakingly short period of time--over such ordinary events--makes this one of the season's truly accomplished novels. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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