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Talk Funny Girl
The Book of Choice for One Book One Valley's 8th year is The Talk Funny Girl by Roland Merullo. Readers may recognize Merullo as the author of Breakfast with Buddha and Golfing with God but this novel is very different from the author's prior musings about Life, Religion and the State of the Universe.
Young Marjorie Richards is challenged more than most teens. Brought up in an economically depressed, Talk Funny Girlbackwoods area of New Hampshire, her poorly educated parents keep her terrorized and on a short leash. They are unduly influenced by the preacher of their church - himself a sinister indidvidual. "Majie," as they call Marjorie, is kept isolated - so isolated that the kids in her high school call her "the talk-funny girl."
How Marjorie escapes this tyranny and finds the inner strength to believe in herself makes a fascinating and uplifting tale.
The Maine reader's choice award for 2013 goes to Wiley Cash for 'A Land More Kind Than Home'
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 43°56′19″N 70°54′2″W
Country United States
• Total 45.45 sq mi (117.71 km2)
• Land 44.47 sq mi (115.18 km2)
• Water 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
• Total 1,597
• Estimate (2011) 1,593
• Density 35.9/sq mi (13.9/km2)
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