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A MEMOIR
Written by AMY JO BURNS

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-05227-3

Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an industrial town humbled by the steel collapse of the 1980s. Instead of the construction booms and twelve-hour shifts her parents’ generation had known, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was marred by empty houses, old strip mines, and vacant lots. It wasn’t quite a ghost town—only because many people had no choice but to stay.
 
The year Burns turned ten, this sleepy town suddenly woke up. Howard Lotte, its beloved piano teacher, was accused of sexually...

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A MEMOIR
Written by AMY JO BURNS

Format: Hardcover, 216 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-03703-4

Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an industrial town humbled by the steel collapse of the 1980s. Instead of the construction booms and twelve-hour shifts her parents’ generation had known, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was marred by empty houses, old strip mines, and vacant lots. It wasn’t quite a ghost town—only because many people had no choice but to stay.
 
The year Burns turned ten, this sleepy town suddenly woke up. Howard Lotte, its beloved piano teacher, was accused of sexually...

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