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11 June 2014

Leap

Leap by Z Egloff takes place in Wakefield, Ohio in the summer of 1979.

Rowan Marks has graduated and is leaving for college in a couple of months. In the mean time, she is working at the Sugar Shack, hanging out with her best friend and wasting time. When her boss decides to explore a franchise for her restaurant, Rowan meets Catherine - and instantly doesn't like her. But for some reason, Rowan invites Catherine to join them for her eighteenth birthday.

Catherine is twenty-one and has just graduated from college. She is working for her father evaluating the books of a few restaurants interested in becoming part of the franchise. And she knows right away that she likes Rowan.

Rowan stops hanging out with her best friend Danny to spend time with Catherine. Then an accident in her family leads to a long suppressed truth coming out and Rowan's world is turned upside down.

Egloff has written a novel around a young woman who needs to escape her small town - even if she doesn't yet realize why. Leap is a must-read lesbian coming-of-age story that will take readers back to a quieter time.

Egloff, Z. (2013). Leap. Ann Arbor, MI: Bywater Books.

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