A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
The June Readers’ Review panel talks about Anna Quindlen’s novel “One True Thing.” It’s the story of a young woman who gives up her job to move home and care for her family when her mother is stricken with cancer.
- David Ignatius columnist, "The Washington Post;" co-moderator of "PostGlobal" on washingtonpost.com.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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