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A poignant and immediate first novel about a seventeen-year-old learning about love and family in 1975 Salinas Valley.
Seventeen-year-old Sheila Oâ€™Connorâ€™s father died six years ago when his pickup truck stalled in the path of an oncoming train. Now her world is changing at an overwhelming pace. Itâ€™s 1975, Salinas Valley, California, and her mother is preparing to remarry, already showing signs of a life transformed. Big brother Josh has joined the Marines, seemingly on a whim. Little sister Annie revels in the attention of her father-to-be, her first experience of a real dad. And Sheilaâ€™s best friend Ing is making decisions that jeopardize more than just their friendship.
Sheila is changing too, looking for love, trying to protect those whom she loves, and pretending that she can maneuver through the big and little dramas of those around her. As Sheilaâ€™s life and relationships fall into disarray, she quickly discovers that the only fate she can control is her own . . . and even that will take courage she might not have.
Lee Doyle has written a poignant debut novel that captures the transition we all must make, from the romantic ideas and hopes of youth to the wonderment of discovering who we will become.
"Lee Doyleâ€™s prose is a warm, swift wind that sweeps away the haze of everyday life to offer a startlingly clear view of that greatest mystery, the human heart.â€
â€” Lewis Buzbee, Author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
"The Love We All Wait For is world-weary and unsentimental as only a seventeen-year-old can be. I loved this book from start to finish. Crisp, vivid, perfect.â€
â€” Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
LEE DOYLE was born in San Francisco and spent most of her childhood and young adult years in the Salinas Valley of California. At 17, she quit high school and left home for the Southern California coast. Lee later moved to Southern France where she lived for nearly a year in an eleventh-century abbey. She returned to San Francisco in 1984 and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1991 with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in French, which has had a dubious effect on her success as a cocktail waitress, PR flack, and writer.
Lee lives in Marin County, California with her husband and daughter and is currently at work on her second novel.
Author Lee Doyle\\\'s Website
Book Publisher: KOMENAR Publishing
No. of Pages: 296
Dust Cover: Yes
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