A Gemma Open Door book
“Peach Sweeney makes her way through a Sixties’ landscape littered with sex, proms, fashion, rock & roll, clueless parents, and her own righteous if confounded self-regard straight into the reader’s heart.”
—Steven Schwartz, A Good Doctor’s Son and Therapy: A Novel
“Peach is a book of genuine fictional beauty.”
—Chuck Wachtel, Joe The Engineer and 3/03
A prom ― the climax of lively and painful high school years. Throw in the sexual revolution, a stuttering cousin for a date, and a parking valet dressed like Abraham Lincoln, and looking cool is an impossible dream. The hilarious narrator of our story tries to leave her painful past behind, and find a way to be the free spirit her friends demand. Peach tries, somehow, to be herself.
FEATURING A READER’S GUIDE AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK
Joanne Green’s stories have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Writing Aloud, and the anthology Meridian Bound. In addition to writing, she has worked as a costume and puppet designer for productions such as “The Muppet Show,” “Fraggle Rock,” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.
Paper, 90 pages
Reading level: 4.1