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Topic: Unpostable: Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell

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Subject: Unpostable: Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 1:58 PM ET
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I have the book Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell available as an unpostable. Its  got some water damge to the DJ as well as a couple of pages, but thats it.

This book is free with an order off my shelf.  Please PM before making order to be sure book is still available.

Book Description:

An intense, vibrant debut novel set among the back roads of Pennsylvania's mining country

Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he's constantly reminded of just how messed up his life is.

With his mother in jail for killing his abusive father, Harley is an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the fiery, aggressive libido of a teenager. Just nineteen years old, he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters, whose feelings about him range from stifling dependence to loathing. And once he develops an obsession with the sexy, melancholic mother of two living down the road, those Victoria's Secret catalogs just won't do the trick anymore. He wants Callie Mercer so badly he fears he will explode. But it's the family secrets, the lies, and the unspoken truths that light the fuse and erupt into a series of staggering surprises, leaving what's left of his family in tatters. Through every ordeal, the unforgettable Harley could never know that his endearing humor, his love for his sisters, and his bumbling heroics would redeem them all.

Funny and heartbreaking, O'Dell's pitch-perfect characters capture the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty. Back Roads is a riveting novel by a formidable new talent.

ARC's Available with order off my shef: Money to Burn by James Grippando, Little America by Henry Bromell, & Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell