“A lucidly described coming-of-age tale” [with] “a mysterious, almost mythic feminine glamour.” – Kirkus Reviews
From the author of the best-selling CHRISTMASTIME series, comes AND SO WE DREAM, a coming-of-age story
set in 1970. Twelve-year-old Joey Roland is sent away to family friends while his parents try to work things out. He’s eager to leave sadness and secrets behind in Chicago and head downstate to the small town of Greenberry, where the Vitale family awaits him. He thinks of their town as boyland—a world of bike riding, fishing, and going barefoot. Though initially shy of the beautiful teenage daughters—Anne, Vita, and Beth—they welcome him into their lives of adventure, beauty, and dreams.
Joey especially bonds with the middle sister, Vita, and her all-or-nothing pursuit of an acting career. Joey's “there must be more” merges with Vita’s “I must make it happen” resulting in a magical summer where the town of Greenberrry becomes the
crucible for two desperate dreamers.