A Figure of Speech

A Figure of Speech

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Both overlooked in the middle of a big, noisy family, Jenny and her grandpa will always have each other to confide in . . . right? No one in Jenny Pennoyera€™s family understands her at alla€”no one, that is, except her grandfather, who lives in an apartment in the basement of her familya€™s home. Jenny and her grandfather have been close ever since she was born, when Grandpa, newly widowed, found that a baby was just the thing he needed to get back on his feet. But as Jennya€™s family grows and theya€™re all pinched together in one house, her parents become less and less patient with Grandpaa€™s desire to be independent. Jenny feels like his only defender, the only one who sees him as a person with a mind of his own. As Jenny grows increasingly protective, Grandpaa€™s determination and Jennya€™s love for him will lead them on an adventure together that their family never expected.She had watched the Pittmann Arms, a multidwelling apartment building, rise from a churnedup mudhole in the ground to its present raw splendor. And she could name every dog, every cat, and every kid between the ages of eight and eighteen in every house and apartment up and ... Cars, bumper to bumper, poured through Pittmann Street in a frenzied rush toward the carpet mill, the iron works, and theanbsp;...

Title:A Figure of Speech
Author:Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-05-19


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