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About the author:
Jack lives on the northern California coast and has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College at Norwich University. He has published short stories in literary magazines and has won several honors/awards. "Leaving Major Tela" is his first published novel, and a second book of historical fiction is in progress.

Leaving Major Tela

It's hard to leave home to begin your own life but when your single mom is a tough army officer the best time may seem sooner rather than later.

Authored by J. E. O'Rourke

Caitlin is a 17-yr. old girl living with a brother and sister and their army major single mom, Tela, who came to the U.S. from the harsh mountains of Pakistan as a child. Tela demands high academic achievement and grueling physical training in martial arts from her family. Caitlin still harbors a consuming anger toward Tela for shipping her back to that primitive world of an ancestral home for a whole year, after Caitlin made her horrendous mistake. But if Caitlin thought life would now become a lot easier when Tela is deployed to the war in Afghanistan, and she and her siblings are dispatched to live with their divorced dad in a new urban town, she has much to learn. Aggressive boys, risky party culture-her disciplined savy and martial arts skills are challenged as she struggles to become the girl she wants to be.

Publication Date:
1497394899 / 9781497394896
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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