Come Here, Go Away

Come Here, Go Away

by Elizabeth Laytin


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Fifteen-year-old Marlee Burke is devastated when her mother leaves home and doesn't return. She is also worried about the ghost of a young boy who haunts a house on the hill. To make matters worse, her father takes her away from their home in Virginia and the horses she loves to Newport, R.I., a place surrounded by water. Her father's friends, Ted and Nancy, decide that his marriage is over, and encourage him to move on. To avoid them, Marlee climbs out her window at night and finds new friends--Len Wyman, a handsome young piano player who invites her to join him when he performs at a nightclub, and Billy Budd, a lobster fisherman who hires her to harvest lobsters from the sea. Len is at war with an unreasonable boss and, and Mr. Budd is attacked by thugs who keep coming back.
These two are who Marlee goes to for help with her daring plan to return to Virginia and find her mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463503833
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Robertson Laytin, a graduate of Brown University, is a freelance journalist living in East Hampton, N.Y. with her husband, 17-year-old daughter and golden retriever. She writes for the Brown Alumni Magazine, East Hampton Press and online newspapers, and has published several short stories about teenagers and growing up. This novel is drawn from her experiences riding horses in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and working as a waitress in Newport, R.I. in 1974 at the age of 19.

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