Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

Title: Miles from Ordinary

Author: Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: March 15, 2011

ISBN: 978-0312555122

Size: 208 pages, 5.5×8″, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult

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Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother’s ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control…

This award-winning YA author brings us a gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.