Author: Marian Palaia

Book Review: The Given World by Marian Palaia

Posted April 28, 2015 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Book Review: The Given World by Marian Palaia

When thirteen-year-old Riley’s brother Mick is declared missing in Vietnam in 1968, it’s as if the center has dropped out of her world. Devastated but refusing to accept the fact that he is probably dead, she turns to booze, drugs, and the affections of Darrell, a boy from the reservation. When he, too, goes away to war in 1973, she flees Montana for the West Coast, desperate to see the ocean. She lands in San Francisco, which isn’t quite the […]