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My Barely Year is a Middle Grade novel following the life of Andy Ahmen during the year of her father's cancer diagnosis. Within the grounds of a small Minnesota town of Greenwald, she encounters hard questions and an introduction to a world where life is not simply beautiful. However, she finds a new beauty in the harder places where she learns true resilience.
Schwieters, Arianna, "The Barley Year" (2018). Creative Writing Programs. 39.