The Truth According to Us (Prebound)
June 2015 Indie Next List
“In 1938, as America is in the throes of the Depression, Layla Beck, daughter of a senator, is sent to Macedonia, West Virginia, to write a history of the town under the auspices of the Writers' Project of America. She boards with the unconventional Romeyn family, whose many members live under one roof. Willa, who is 12 years old and the inner voice of this intriguing story, will remind readers of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird with her bravado and curiosity. As Macedonia's history is written in an upstairs room, downstairs the family's long-held secrets begin to unravel, and eventually each person has to take responsibility for events long kept under wraps. A compelling page-turner!”
— Susan Diffenderfer, Tall Tales Book Shop, Atlanta, GA
About the Author
Annie Barrows is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, "a runaway "New York Times "bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by "Time" and "USA Today." She is also" "the author of the children s series Ivy and Bean" "as well as "The Magic Half "and its sequel, " Magic in the Mix." She lives in Berkeley, California."