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Praise for The Love We All Wait For

“Lee Doyle has written a lovely, affecting coming-of-age novel of one girl’s transformation in the face of sadness and loss.” — Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness

“Lee Doyle’s prose is a warm, swift wind that sweeps away the haze of everyday life to offer a startlingly clear view of that greatest mystery, the human heart.” — Lewis Buzbee, Author of Steinbeck’s Ghost and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop.

The Love We All Wait For is world-weary and unsentimental as only a seventeen-year-old can be. I loved this book from start to finish. Crisp, vivid, perfect.” — Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You

“A woman threatens her daughter’s boyfriend with the knife ‘she uses to cut cow brains for tacos,’ a character explains in Lee Doyle’s novel about growing up in Salinas, The Love We All Wait For, new from Walnut Creek’s KOMENAR Publishing.” — Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express

“Doyle has written a moving story of a girl with a lot of sense and a lot of heart struggling to give up the comfort of childhood to find her place in the world.” — Sandy Schmitz, School Library Journal

“The reader feels Sheila’s sense of isolation and helplessness as she helps her best friend through an abortion, loses her virginity and tries to adjust to her mother’s marriage. It all gets to be too much, and Sheila flees under the pretense of visiting her brother at boot camp. The romance and adventure of the open road lose their attraction as she realizes being alone is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Just another way of saying, “There’s no place like home.” — Judy Romanowich Smith, Minnesota Star Tribune