in The Fat
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"FINALLY a book for young adults that does not sentimentalize the life or body. This book tells it gut-straight and heart-sure: youth leads with the body and she won't do what you told her any more. It won't surprise me if readers carry this book around with them, in purses and hands and under pillows, frayed and torn, read so hard it's part of them."
- Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children
"In the Fat is a beautifully-rendered gut-punch and a testament to the strength of young women who arrive at adulthood nearly broken. Sally K. Lehman delivers this raw tale with a deft hand and astonishing compassion. Not to be missed!"
- Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave
"The voice of In the Fat's narrator, Sky, feels sometimes adult and sometimes childlike and is the perfect rendition of a young woman in transition -- a forced transition -- from girlhood to womanhood. This novel is a hard, honest look at mothers and daughters, sexuality and psychology, fear and friendship. Lehman has written a powerful book about a whole range of difficult subjects filtered through the mind and voice of a strong young character."
- Samuel Snoek-Brown, author of Hagridden