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Ana of California: September 2015 Book of the Month

September 2015 Book of the Month:

Ana of California by Andi Teran

September 2015: Andi Teran, author of Ana of California published by Penguin Books

September 2015: Andi Teran, author of Ana of California published by Penguin Books

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About the Book:


Ana of California

By Andi Teran
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN-13: 978-0143126492
A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables

In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California.

When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.

About the Author:

Andi Teran

Andi Teran
Photo: © Hamish Robertson

Andi Teran

Andi Teran, a native of El Paso, Texas, currently lives in Los Angeles. Ana of California is her first novel.

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