[Epub] The Truth According to Us By Annie Barrows – Marjoriejane.co.uk

The Truth According to Us pdf The Truth According to Us , ebook The Truth According to Us , epub The Truth According to Us , doc The Truth According to Us , e-pub The Truth According to Us , The Truth According to Us 12ed309111a In The Summer Of 1938, Layla Beck S Father, A United States Senator, Cuts Off Her Allowance And Demands That She Find Employment On The Federal Writers Project, A New Deal Jobs Program Within Days, Layla Finds Herself Far From Her Accustomed Social Whirl, Assigned To Cover The History Of The Remote Mill Town Of Macedonia, West Virginia, And Destined, In Her Opinion, To Go Completely Mad With Boredom But Once She Secures A Room In The Home Of The Unconventional Romeyn Family, She Is Drawn Into Their Complex World And Soon Discovers That The Truth Of The Town Is Entangled In The Thorny Past Of The Romeyn Dynasty.At The Romeyn House, Twelve Year Old Willa Is Desperate To Learn Everything In Her Quest To Acquire Her Favorite Virtues Of Ferocity And Devotion A Search That Leads Her Into A Thicket Of Mysteries, Including The Questionable Business That Occupies Her Charismatic Father And The Reason Her Adored Aunt Jottie Remains Unmarried Layla S Arrival Strikes A Match To The Family Veneer, Bringing To Light Buried Secrets That Will Tell A New Tale About The Romeyns As Willa Peels Back The Layers Of Her Family S Past, And Layla Delves Deeper Into Town Legend, Everyone Involved Is Transformed And Their Personal Histories Completely Rewritten.


10 thoughts on “The Truth According to Us

  1. says:

    4.5 stars A tale of secrets and intertwined lives in the small, one factory town of Macedonia, West Virginia in 1938 The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of 12 year old Willa Romeyn, her 36 year old aunt Josephine Jottie Romeyn, and Layla Beck, a young woman from a wealthy and prominent family who is boarding with Jottie for the summer while she writes a history of the town for the Federal Writers Project The FWP was an actual New Deal program, designed to support writers duri 4.5 stars A tale of secrets and intertwined lives in the small, one factory town of Macedonia, West Virginia in 1938 The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of 12 year old Willa Romeyn, her 36 year old aunt Josephine Jottie Romeyn, and Layla Beck, a young woman from a wealthy and prominent family who is boarding with Jottie for the summer while she writes a history of the town for the Federal Writers Project The FWP was an actual New Deal program, designed to support writers during the Great Depression, who were assigned projects like writing local histories and state guides, and assembling photos and oral history records of slavery.Willa is a precocious young girl who takes it into her mind that she will be happier if she knows everyone s secrets, even though her uncle Emmett tries to warn her My advice is t...


  2. says:

    This book could have used serious editing as in cutting at least 150 pages anddiligent focus on characters, narrative and plot As you ll note from the description, the author was partly responsible for The Guernsey Literary Society, a book that simply oozed with charm and lovable characters, and I am left to wonder how much input this author had in that book s success How many ways did this story disappoint 1 Length It took over 250 pages before anything really happened I think half This book could have used serious editing as in cutting at least 150 pages anddiligent focus on characters, narrative and plot As you ll note from the description, the author was partly responsible for The Guernsey Literary Society, a book that simply oozed with charm and lovable characters, and I am left to wonder how much input this author had in that book s success How many ways did this story disappoint 1 Length It took over 250 pages before anything really happened I think half a book to establish characters and setting, especially when t...


  3. says:

    This book is so very much about time and place , that this small town called Macedonia in West Virginia in 1938 , is almost another character Such a clear sense of place is depicted With descriptions like this you can t help but see it Bird and I trudged along Academy Street in silence I suppose if you d never seen them before, all the houses on our street looked the same, big and white brick If you gazed through the polished lens of experience, though , each one was different You co This book is so very much about time and place , that this small town called Macedonia in West Virginia in 1938 , is almost another character Such a clear sense of place is depicted With descriptions like this you can t help but see it Bird and I trudged along Academy Street in silence I suppose if you d never seen them before, all the houses on our street looked the same, big and white brick If you gazed through the polished lens of experience, though , each one was different You could tell where...


  4. says:

    I really only read this book because I knew the author co wrote The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but I am very glad I did read it because it is good I fell in love with many of the characters especially Willa and Jottie and in the end I sat and read way past my bed time because I had to find out what happened to everyone The ending turned out to be realistic rather than happy ever after but that was okay This is one of those books which sucks you in with perfect descriptions I really only read this book because I knew the author co wrote The...


  5. says:

    Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars Annie Barrows wrote the Ivy and Bean books which I read over and over with my daughter when she was younger And reading The Truth About Us was like reading a version of Ivy and Bean for adults which is mostly a positive thing Barrows tells an excellent story a good yarn Told from the perspective of Leila, Willa and Jottie, the story takes place in 1938 in Macedonia, a small town in West Virginia Leila comes to Macedonia from Washington to write a hist Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars Annie Barrows wrote the Ivy and Bean books which I read over and over with my daughter when she was younger And reading The Truth About Us was like reading a version of Ivy and Bean for adults which is mostly a positive thing Barrows tells an excellent story a good yarn Told from the perspective of Leila, Willa and Jottie, the story takes place in 1938 in Macedonia, a small town in West Virginia Leila comes to Macedonia from Washington to write a history of the town He...


  6. says:

    What can I say This books starts out with it being the summer of 1938..and boy, did I feel like I was there in thick of that sweltering heat That s what I loved most about this book it made me me feel like I was in West Virginia I could see everyone so plainly I saw everyone sitting out on their porches, drinking their iced tea, and stopping by saying hello All the characters were right there in my sight Jottie, Layla, Willa Bird, Minerva Mae.all the secondary characters W...


  7. says:

    As the title suggests, the characters in this book are delving into secrets to find out the truth and there may bethan one truth The narrator is twelve year old Willa Romeyn, a likable, precocious girl in the small West Virginian town of Macedonia She has been eavesdropping on conversations, and sneaking around trying to find out the truth about her father Felix s occupation, family secrets, and life in general.Another truth seeker is Layla, a young woman boarding with the Romeyns who i As the title suggests, the characters in this book are delving into secrets to find out the truth and there may bethan one truth The narrator is twelve year old Willa Romeyn, a likable, precocious girl in the small West Virginian town of Macedonia She has been eavesdropping on conversations, and sneaking around trying to find out the truth about h...


  8. says:

    It s summer time, hot, and you want to lay out on a hammock, sip a lemonade and read a good book This is a great one to do that Written by the co author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society it takes place in the small town of Macedonia, West Virginia, during the Great Depression Layla Beck is the spoiled daughter of an U.S Senator who one rebels by refusing to marry the man selected for her to marry Sen Beck is so enraged that he cuts her off without a dime and signs her u It s summer time, hot, and you want to lay out on a hammock, sip a lemonade and read a good book This is a great one to do that Written by the co author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society it takes place in the small town of Macedonia, West Virginia, during the Great Depression Layla Beck is the spoiled daughter of an U.S Senator who one rebels by refusing to marry the man selected for her to marry Sen Beck is so enraged that he cuts her off without a dime and signs her up in the WPA Federal Writers Proje...


  9. says:

    3.5 stars A charming and quaint story with memorable characters set during the depression.It s a dripping hot summer in 1938 and Layla Beck is being punished by her father, a Senator, for not agreeing to marry the boring chap he has chosen for her The punishment is a job with the WPA writing a history of a small Virginia town, celebrating its sesquicentenial This lands Layla in a prominent...


  10. says:

    This was well on its way to being a 5 star review right up until the very end I loved the way Annie Barrows described the fictional town of Macedonia, West Virginia She made me feel like I was living in Small Town, USA during 1938 The story was told from the perspective of three females Layla Beck, the daughter of a senator who was sent to Macedonia to write its history after she refused to marry the man of her father s choosing Jottie Romeyn, the owner of the home where Layla boarded wh This was well on its way to being a 5 star review right up until the very end I loved the way Annie Barrows described the fictional t...


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