The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac

by Kris D'Agostino

The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac

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24-year-old college dropout Calvin Moretti moves back home with his parents and two siblings and is forced to deal with their problems, which include his father's cancer and his sister's pregnancy, as well as his own.

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Calvin Moretti, the Gen Y narrator of Kris D'Agostino's oddly endearing first novel, has boomeranged back home after nearly six years racking up education-loan debts. While trying to figure out what to do with his life, he's working at a preschool for autistic kids. His memorable first line — "I work with retards" — really isn't about the kids, who turn out to win his heart. And home isn't exactly a sanctuary: Calvin's father, an airline pilot, has been grounded by cancer and depression, and

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