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A first novel about the life of a family, seen through the eyes of two teenagers on the brink of adulthood. Suzan VanderZee is seventeen and feels herself to be on the verge of something extraordinary. But as she looks at her loud, raucous family, it takes all her restraint to keep from running out the door. Her fifteen-year-old brother Evan dreams of travel, but he is mesmerized by the new girl at school. Lorna J. Cook pulls us so tightly into the heart of the VanderZee clan that we feel like members of the household. ...

Departures 2005, Griffin

ISBN-13: 9780312321291

Trade paperback

Departures 2004, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312321284