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October 18, 2018



Keen-Eyed Coming of Age Novel

In “Object Lessons” by Anna Quindlen we meet Maggie Scanlan, a twelve-year-old from an Irish family living in a New York City suburb in the 1960s.  She’s a smart girl who is, for the most part, happy with her family, her friends and her life.  She’s unaware that this summer will bring many changes for her.  Boundary lines will blur and her world will seem less secure.

She lives with her parents Tom and Connie and her three brothers in a comfortable home purchased by her grandfather John Scanlan.  John runs his business and his family with an iro...



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