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If Wishes Were Horses: A Novel
Merry Whiteford

Thomas Dunne Books
March 2003
On Sale: March 14, 2003
256 pages
ISBN: 031230188X
EAN: 9780312301880
Hardcover
$23.95
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If Wishes Were Horses is a moving, coming-of-age novel that explores the depth of friendship, the hope for redemp-tion, and the heartbreaking choices one must make in a diffi-cult, brutal world. In 1974, sixteen-year-old Star Hennessey lives with three other foster children in a broken-down central New York town. The daughter of an alcoholic prostitute, Star has relied on poetry to escape the gritty circumstances of her life. But her fantasyland is jolted when she be-comes preg-nant. Star's search for the right course of action brings her face to face with the cruel exploitation she fears is her legacy-but culminates in her personal triumph.

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