Harley (like A Person)
Fourteen-year-old Harley Columba is convinced she's adopted. She's nothing like her abusive, alcoholic father or her bitter, romance novel-reading mother. They have brown eyes, but Harley's eyes are "blue," They argue and drink and thrive in dreary suburbia while Harley paints, writes poetry, and longs for a different family and a better life. But then she finds a new, startling piece of evidence: a harlequin doll that's been hidden away for years, with a note around its neck: " Papa loves you forever and a day." Now Harley has genuine hope--hope that she can escape the chaos of the Columba household. Hope that she can find her "real" father. Tough, funny, and refreshingly honest, "Harley, Like a Person "is a compelling story of family, the power of creativity, and the enduring strength of self. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
New York : Winslow Press, 2000
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