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a novel by Marilyn Skinner Lanier

What happens when a young ranch family in 1950s rural Wyoming loses its moorings? When their young daughter is sent to live in southern California with wealthy relatives whom she barely knows, while her father struggles to reestablish himself as the family breadwinner by taking on jobs in central California that are foreign to his ranch upbringing?

A short film, "The Fence," based on a chapter from the novel, won the Director's Award at the UCLA Film Festival in 2008.

Published by Westerly Directions Press

Available now in hardcover, paperback, or e-book. Check your local bookstore or order now on Amazon

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