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Sunrise and the Real World

When Lorraine, a recent college graduate, starts work at a residential treatment center for troubled teens, she quickly finds herself absorbed into a world very distant from the idyllic lobsters-and-lighthouses fairy tale she had always associated with Maine. Instead, she discovers a landscape of abused and angry teenagers, illicit romance, and danger. Still, she grows to love the place and its people until events shatter her confidence in the world and her own morality. Years later, disheartened and battered by life, Lorraine is unexpectedly drawn back to that world to confront the person she was, the choices she made, and the bitter ghosts that still haunt her. In Sunrise and the Real World, Martha Tod Dudman has penned a taut and spellbinding coming-of-age novel that will stay with you long into the night.


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Sunrise and the Real World

  • Written by Martha Tod Dudman

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 264 pages

    Genre: Fiction | New Adult

    ISBN: 978-1-952143-68-7

    Publication Date: November 2023

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 

    Shipping Weight: 0.62 lbs.