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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Barnesville Public Library||Y Las (Text)||33500008160988||Main||Available||-|
|Greenbush Public Library||ya LAS (Text)||35500003461363||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0060000651
- ISBN: 006000066X
- Physical Description: 249 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2004.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 249).
|Summary, etc.:|| Fourteen-year-old Jerry Luna, mute since her mother's disappearance, is sent to her great-great aunt Constanza's house, where she discovers a trunk that draws her into the world of her ancestors during the Spanish Inquisition.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 October #1
Gr. 6-10. Jerry Luna has not spoken since her mother disappeared when she was eight years old. Now a high-school freshman, she has left a Catholic Charities Home to live in Albuquerque with her soulful, 94-year-old great-aunt Constanza. Jerry's heart and voice begin to reawaken when she discovers an heirloom-filled trunk in Constanza's basement. With unexplained magic, the trunk "curves time back," unveiling the stories of Jerry's ancestors, beginning with Jews who suffered through the Spanish Inquisition. Although the ancestors' first-person narratives are abruptly inserted into Jerry's tale, the stories themselves tell revealing, harrowing accounts of Jewish life during the Inquisition, and later in North America. The esoteric time lapses that lead into the ancestors' stories are vague and contrived, as are some of the complicated connections between generations. Even so, Lasky's quiet, layered novel introduces history, particularly from a Jewish perspective, that's rarely covered in books for youth while asking sophisticated questions about faith, the legacy of persecution, the power of silence, and the deep mysteries of what's passed between generations. ((Reviewed October 1, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.
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