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Strings Attached

by Judy Blundell

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011
    320 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.

When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.

The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help - and then it comes, from an unexpected source.

Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal - he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy...and maybe do him a favor every now and then.

As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.

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"Starred Review. History and theater buffs will especially appreciate her attention to detail - Blundell again demonstrates she can turn out first-rate historical fiction." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. National Book Award–winner Blundell...delivers a brilliantly conceived novel...with a story of redemption and truth at its core." - Kirkus Reviews

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Judy Blundell Author Biography

Judy Blundell has written books for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers under several pseudonyms. Her novel, Premonitions, was an ALA Reluctant Readers Best Picks and was chosen by the New York Public Library as a 2004 Best Books for the Teen Age. She also wrote Book #4 in the New York Times bestselling series, The 39 Clues. 2008 National Book Award winner for her YA novel What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell is well known to Star Wars fans by her pseudonym, Jude Watson.

Judy Blundell lives in Katonah, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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