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"My mother had four daughters by four different men." There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the country. Sure, she's not your typical role model, but she's also not just a pretty face and nail polish. She is confident and brave; she lives life on her own terms, and her four daughters simply adore her. These girls have been raised outside the traditional boundaries. They know how to take the back exit. They know how to dodge crazed lovers in highway car chases. They do not, however, know how to function without one another. Then suddenly they must. A late-night phone call unexpectedly shreds the family apart, catapulting the girls across the country to live with their respective fathers. But these strong-willed sisters are, like their mother, determined to live life on their own terms, and what they do to pull their family back together is nothing short of beautiful. At turns wickedly funny and insistently thought-provoking, Outside Beauty showcases Cynthia Kadohata's unerring ability to explore the bonds that bind.
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|detailed_location_arlington||Central Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Thirteen-year-old Shelby and her three sisters must go to live with their respective fathers while their mother, who has trained them to rely on their looks, recovers from a car accident that scarred her face.|
|item_details||ils:.b12982908|.i13538834|Central Teen Fiction|YF KADOH|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 17, 2017|cyf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b12982908|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Atheneum Books for Young Readers,|2008.|265 p. ; 21 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Beauty, Personal -- Fiction, Custody of children -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction|
|title_full||Outside beauty / Cynthia Kadohata|