ONE THING I KNOW by Pati Hill

ONE THING I KNOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

I will be never be in love again""- so reads an entry from a diary kept by Francesca Hollins and the experience which led to this conviction is reviewed a year later here. A child of divorce, Francessa is 15 when she meets Graham von Liddle at school, Graham who shares her interest in Art and sounds more highminded than he proves to be and certainly very temporary once Gloria attaches herself to him. There are other defections too; their mutual friend Danny gets married; her mother's lover heads west; but hardest to hear is not Graham's loss- but the lose of someone to love... His short novel is about as ephemeral as the brief experience with which it deals and in all its artful prattle one can suspect a certain disingenuousness. Still- there is more than a little humor and a certain , more demure to be sure than that of Sagan and other youthful contemporaries.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin