The sun's already high when I finally get home from the airport. My cheeks sting with dry tears and my contacts hurt from the sun, despite my sunglasses. I turn off the engine and sit, finishing my cigarette, unsure of what to do next. The summer I've waited so long for is now ending and in just a week I'll be starting college.
I sit in quiet reflection, yearning to remember all the details of the events that have recently expired. I long to have Tawny next to me, laughing her big laugh, teasing me the way she always does. I knew from the moment I left the airport I would never have her in my life the way she's always been. We’ve spent nearly every day for the past two years together, inseparable, but I no longer have the security of that controlled environment. The reality of the world around me started to haunt me as I drove those busy freeways home, alone.
- from "Before September Falls"
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By Eve Paludan
Oct 15, 2009
"Fast-paced book that reads like a movie in your mind" Riveted from the first page, I enjoyed this coming-of-age story and ripped through it in just a few hours. Amazingly good first novel with engaging characters and believable dialogue. I hope to see more from this author. Kudos!
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