It's Berkeley in the 1960s, and teenager Martha Goldenthal just wants to do well in high school and apply to college. But her home life is as crazy and chaotic as the streets of Berkeley. Maybe more so...

​​"Gripping from beginning to end, this beautifully written work is impossible to put down.” — The BookLife Prize

"A complex and compelling coming-of-age story... highly recommended." — The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

"Read this book. It will knock your socks off." — Laurin Porter, author, The Banished Prince: Time, Memory, and Ritual in the Late Plays of Eugene O'Neill

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2020 IPPY Awards Gold Winner, YA Fiction

2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Winner, Fiction

2019 Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner, YA Fiction, Historical
2019 Best Book Award Finalist in YA Fiction
2019 Sarton Women's Book Awards Finalist, Historical Fiction

2020 Goethe Awards (post-1750 historical fiction) Finalist

2020 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite, YA Fiction

2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist

​14th Annual NIEA Winner, Regional Fiction West

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