The People We Keep

The People We Keep

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The People We Keep is about a young songwriter longing to find a home in the world.

Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers.

As April moves through the world, meeting people who feel like home, she chronicles her life in the songs she writes and discovers that where she came from doesn’t dictate who she has to be.

This lyrical, unflinching tale is for anyone who has ever yearned for the fierce power of found family or to grasp the profound beauty of choosing to belong.

Title:The People We Keep
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982171292
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    The People We Keep Reviews

  • Allison Larkin

    This is my new book, written under my full name. It's been something I've been working on for a long time and I put my whole heart into it. I hope you enjoy!...

  • Jayme

    This book will tug at your heart strings! ❤️‍🩹But, I loved it! It reminded me of that wonderful poem that reminds us that we have three types of friends in life:Those for a Reason-Those for a...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!Oh, April, she is living her sweet sixteen in the worst way possible, trapped in motorless motorhome which was won on poker game, abandoned by her mother at young age and now...

  • Larry H

    Allison Larkin's upcoming novel, The People We Keep , is a beautiful, emotional, hopeful look at the impact people have on our lives even for a short time, and the impact we can have on theirs.I’...

  • Angela M

    She’s abandoned at age six by her mother and left most of the time to fend for herself in a beat up motor home without a motor, by her father who is making a life for himself without her . Sixteen y...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook…. narrated by Julia Whelan …..11 hours and 8 minutes Julia Whelan was made to read this book —she ‘enhanced’ this irresistible novel. It was hard to resist. I was drawn into this o...

  • Chris

    I loved everything about The People We Keep, beginning with the narrator, April Sawicki, who is both wise beyond her years and unbelievably naive, to the fact it’s 1994 and no one has a cell phone. ...

  • DeAnn

    5 heartwarming starsThis book was a wonderful surprise! I really connected with the main character, April Sawicki, and my heart broke for her several times throughout the book. I rooted for her to fin...

  • Susanne  Strong

    Review to be posted to blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend...5 Resounding Stars for this beautifully written, heartfelt novel.A coming of age, character-driven novel with a whole lot of soul, ...

  • Em Lost In Books

    So boring. ...