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Dana Schwartz reads from her book And We're Off
Seventeen-year-old Nora is eager to attend a summer fine arts program in Ireland for the amazing experience she knows she’s bound to have, but also because she’s sure that the program will help boost her resume when she applies to art schools in the fall. So, when her grandfather offers to pay for the trip — as well as a few other European stops along the way — Nora’s bags are as good as packed. But there’s a hitch: Nora’s mother, Alice, isn’t so thrilled about the plan. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter—and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!" And…they’re off. Hilariously entertaining and full of heart, Dana Schwartz’s debut captures the deep emotional bond between mother and daughter with humor and authenticity while bringing readers along on a European adventure that will leave them breathless.
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