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The Names They Gave Us

by Emery Lord

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
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  • Published in USA  May 2017
    400 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters - in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp - one for troubled kids - Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

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"Starred Review. Comfortingly familiar, vibrant, and, at times, wrenching, this belongs on all shelves." - Booklist

"This solid coming-of-age story with family drama and personal growth is a must-have for libraries with Jenny Han and Jennifer Niven fans." - School Library Journal

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings." - Kirkus

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Emery Lord

Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You, and When We Collided. She lives with her husband in Ohio, where they are owned by two rescue dogs.

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