Old Border Road a novel by Susan Froderberg

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Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Allegories,
  • Life change events,
  • Teenage girls,
  • Self-realization,
  • Teenage marriage,
  • Marital conflict,
  • Fiction

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Impulsively marrying the son of a local rancher to escape her divorced parents, seventeen-year-old Katherine goes to live in her new husband"s Arizona desert adobe house but is rapidly disenchanted by his cold heart, a situation that is further tested bya dangerous drought.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSusan Froderberg
LC ClassificationsPS3606.R5827 O43 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination292 p. ;
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26331633M
ISBN 100316098779
ISBN 109780316098779
LC Control Number2010011403

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Old Border Road has exceptional descriptions of characters, situations, and Arizona scenery. The characters are unique, and the storyline is appealing.

The main character, Katherine, lives with her in-laws in southern Arizona and must work with them in their everyday routine of keeping up their ranch while her husband is habitually absent at night.3/5. In Old Border Road, Froderberg follows Katherine, a year-old essentially left to fend for herself by her indifferent, divorced parents, each of whom has moved on to a new life.

She’s still in high school when she marries Son, a local boy of Native American heritage, and goes to live with him and his parents in their old adobe ranch house.

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Seventeen-year-old Girl, whose briefly sketched, quickly forgotten parents have left her pretty much on her own, marries Son, the heir to a successful rancher, after a short, passionate courtship. Son’s mother and father, called Rose and Rose’s Daddy, are loving in-laws and their ranch was a paradise of fecundity in its time, as Rose’s Author: Susan Froderberg.

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The physical terrain of Old Border Road, like Marilynne Robinson\'s Idaho or Cormac McCarthy\'s Texas, is more than a backdrop--it informs what happens. Susan Froderberg\'s novel speaks to universal concerns about commitment, ambition, and betrayal.

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