The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"From the winner of the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction comes a tender and funny debut novel, set over one emotionally charged weekend at an animal sanctuary in western Kansas, where maternal, romantic, and community bonds are tested in the wake of an estranged daughter's homecoming"-- Provided by publisher.
The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is in trouble. Ariel discovers that her mother Mona's animal sanctuary in Western Kansas has not only been the target of anti-Semitic hate crimes, it is also for sale, due to hidden financial ruin. Ariel, living a new life in progressive Lawrence, and estranged from her mother for six years, returns to her childhood home-- and finds her first love, a ranch hand named Gideon, still working at the Bright Side. Back in Lawrence, Ariel's fiancé, Dex, sets out to confront Ariel and finds her questioning the meaning of her life in Lawrence-- and whether she belongs with Dex or with someone else, somewhere else. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Edition: First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781982112981
1982112980
Branch Call Number: MANDELBAU B
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm

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