The Leading Edge of Now

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The Leading Edge of Now
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14+
Release Date
September 04, 2018
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978-1771389990
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Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he'd spoken to her even once since her father died. Or if moving in with Uncle Rusty didn't mean returning to New Harbor. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now the place just reminds her of all she's lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her forever. People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn't sure about that. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find --- and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most? Marci Lyn Curtis, the critically acclaimed author of The One Thing, has crafted an honest and emotional story that will resonate with the wide range of readers impacted by sexual assault. Sexual assault does not define this story, however, just as it does not define Grace. Wry humor and true love emerge as Grace, like many in the #MeToo era, seeks to find her truth, face her truth, and speak her truth.

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A raw but beautiful tale of one girl’s journey back to herself after experiencing sexual assault
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A raw but beautiful tale of one girl’s journey back to herself after experiencing sexual assault.
Grace is a survivor. She doesn’t remember her assailant, but all evidence points to the one person she thought she could trust. Then after the death of her father, things take a turn for the worse when her uncle abandons her to the foster care system and she’s left to pick up the pieces of her life all on her own.
Two years later, Grace returns to her uncle’s home and the scene of the assault, still unable to face what happened. With humility and a wicked sense of humor, Grace ultimately faces her demons and comes full circle.
A heartbreaking coming of age story that will have you reaching for the tissues one moment and laughing out loud the next.
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