The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins

Gail Shepherd's critically acclaimed coming-of-age debut, set in 1985 Tennessee, follows tough but tender Lyndie B. on her search for the truth, especially as her family unravels in the wake of her Vietnam War veteran father's PTSD. Lyndie B. Hawkins is a budding historian on a never-ending search for the truth, and when it comes to American history or defending the underdog or getting to the bottom of things, no one outsmarts or outfights her. But as far as Lyndie's family goes, her knowledge is full of holes: What exactly happened to Daddy in Vietnam? Why did he lose his job? And why did they have to move in with her grandparents? Lyndie's fussy grandma Lady's number one rule is Keep Quiet About Family Business. But when her daddy goes missing, Lyndie faces a difficult choice: follow Lady's rule and do nothing⁠—which doesn't help her father⁠—or say something that gets Daddy in trouble . . . and splits her family right down the middle.

  • Publisher: Puffin US
  • Publication date: 24/03/2020
  • ISBN: 9780147515612
  • Page extent: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 199 mm x 130 mm
  • Age: 9-12
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