Arboria Park: A Novel by Kate Tyler WallArboria Park: A Novel by Kate Tyler Wall

Arboria Park: A Novel

byKate Tyler Wall

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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Stacy Halloran has lived most of her life in 1950s-era housing development Arboria Park. But her beloved neighborhood may not survive much longer.
Despite her parents' entreaties to "stay in the yard where it's safe," the Park is where young Stacy roams in quest of "real life." Through her wanderings, she learns about the area's agricultural history; meets people from backgrounds different than her own; watches her siblings develop interracial and same-sex relationships; helps launch the local punk-rock scene; and finally, settles as a wife and mother. As the neighborhood declines (along with her relationship with her mother), Stacy considers moving on to rescue herself and her daughter. But then a massive highway project threatens the ever-resilient Park-and it's Stacy's task to rally family, friends, and neighbors to save it.
Kate Tyler Wall is managing editor of an American history journal in Philadelphia. She grew up in a 1950s-era housing development in Dover, Delaware, which inspired lifelong interests in music, history, exploring, and the power of place. She studied political science, journalism, and American history at the University of Delaware. She ...
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Title:Arboria Park: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631521675

ISBN - 13:9781631521676

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Editorial Reviews

"Engrossing narrative.an engaging and articulate family saga with a likable protagonist."
Kirkus Reviews

"A touching parade on the importance of community and cherishing where you're from."
Redbook

"A charming debut offering readers a glimpse into the history and evolution of a community, you'll find yourself rooting for this small neighborhood."
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