Tin Camp Road: A Novel

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Laurel Hill hasn’t built an easy life for herself and her daughter, Skye, but she’s certain that her home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the right place for them. It’s the only place she’s ever known, and she’s determined to find a way to make ends meet, even though her childhood home has been sold to others. Laurel scrapes by, relying often on the kindness of her community–and she is devastated when her landlord forces her out. Homeless and penniless, facing Skye’s changing needs, Laurel finds refuge in an abandoned trailer that once belonged to a friend. Skye must change schools, and Laurel must find work in an unfamiliar town, but she thinks this home on Tin Camp Road is a solution. Little does she know that her choices will bring her dangerously close to the one thing she fears the most: losing Skye.

Airgood paints a vivid, unsettling portrait of a mother on the verge of destitution, and readers will see with cold clarity that hard work doesn’t always translate to food on the table. Laurel may make some questionable decisions, and she’s an often frustrating protagonist, but her devotion to Skye is always unwavering–and this, more than anything, will lead her to the home she deserves.

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Author Ellen Airgood
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 300 pages
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publish Date 03-Aug-2021
ISBN 9780399163364 Buy this Book
Issue January 2022
Category Popular Fiction