Through the Groves by Anne Hull

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In Through the Groves, Anne Hull, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for The Washington Post, has produced a beautiful tale of a bygone time and place—central Florida in the 1960s. The reader can practically whiff the scent of oranges and see the clouds of pesticide in Hull's descriptions of riding around the citrus groves as a child in her father’s pickup. She's equally masterful recounting her family’s dysfunction as her parents abandon their dreams amid the social and economic change that swept the region. Hull, too, must find her way: entering young adulthood, she drops out of college, sells cosmetics, and embraces her sexual identity. A job answering phones at the St. Petersburg Times leads to her true calling as a journalist and writer--and to this superb memoir.

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ISBN: 9780805093377
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 20th, 2023