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Ada Public Library J SCH (Text) 33500013101381 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J SCH (Text) 33500013101373 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781481452830
  • ISBN: 1481452835
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, [2017]

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"In 1977, after her mother's suicide, twelve-year-old Dulcie Louise Dixon is sent to live with her aunt and must rise out of her grief and find her voice again with the help of some surprising new friends"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* After her mother's suicide, 12-year-old Dulcie is sent to live on her estranged aunt's Ohio farm, where she finds comfort in a family of swans living on a pond abutting a church. Guilt at not being able to save her mother has left the former spelling champion mute, and she becomes the butt of bullying in her church study group. Luckily, the church's awkward minister brings Dulcie together with a girl named Faith, whom he and his wife are fostering, as well as a new choir director, Evangeline, whose race incites opposition from some members of the congregation. As the three bond, events at the church come to a head when Faith runs away and a dog attacks Dulcie's beloved swans. Schoenbohm takes chances in her debut, weaving themes of spirituality and religion into a narrative about runaways and suicide. The story, set in the 1970s, is a superb balancing act, shifting effortlessly between Dulcie's heartfelt hurt, descriptions of her new environment, and her awe in the presence of swans. The book's many expressions of grace, despite the drama, are never over-the-top and always feel natural. Sensitive readers who enjoy tales of overcoming hardship will take Dulcie's plight to heart. A stunning debut, highly recommended for all libraries. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grief > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Suicide > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Death & Dying.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Emotions & Feelings.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Suicide.

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