The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry

The Good Times Are Killing Me

Lynda Barry

fiction art young adult emotional reflective slow-paced

184 pages | first published 1988

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Lynda Barry's classic heartbreaking and heartwarming coming of age novella back in print Young Edna Arkins lives in a neighborhood that is rapidly changing, thanks to white flight from urban Seattle in the late 1960s. As the world changes around h...
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