A literary thriller about eleven-year-old Shenandoah Carmody who goes in search of her missing mother and becomes swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that force her to come to terms with the painful truth about herself and her family.
2) Good graces
Whistling in the Dark captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O'Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee's summer of 1959. The novel became a New York Times bestseller and was named a Midwest Honor Award winner. In Good Graces, it's one year later, and a heat wave has everyone in the close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood on edge. None more so than Sally O'Malley, who remains deeply traumatized by the sudden death of her daddy and...
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La Farge New Books
Fiction Kagen, L
The summer of 1960 was the hottest ever for Summit, Wisconsin. For kids seeking relief from the heat, there was a creek to be swum in, sprinklers to run through, and ice cream at Whitcomb's Drugstore. Frankie, Viv, and Biz, eleven-year-old best friends, had set forth to make their mark on the summer, with a to-do list in hand. But three patients escaped from Broadhurst Medical Institution -- and what the girls discover could cost all the girls hold...
Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her. Because during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, who was left strict instructions to take care of them, is too busy making out...