If We Had No Winter by D. L. Pitchford


College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn't always go according to plan.

Her best friend's roommate won't stop goading her, the senior she's tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she'd rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.

Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.

“There's a deep honesty about this whole book that's really remarkable. The characters are deeply flawed, and the relationships are realistically complex. Pitchford doesn't treat her characters gently. There are things to love and hate about nearly everyone. … If you are a fan of Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak), you'll like D.L. Pitchford. ‘If We Had No Winter' is a book I wish had been available to me when I was in college. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author, and more about Billie Dixon.” -Literature Lynx