"[This] account of a freed slave boy's search for his mother is distinguished by a vivid narrative voice and page-turning suspense.""Publishers Weekly"2012 Skipping Stone Honor Book Young Gabe s is a story of heartache and jubilation. He s a child slave freed after the Civil War and he sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories and dream-talking of the lives they re gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama? Gabe's odyssey in search for his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd s illustrationsinfluenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Bentonfervently portray the struggle in Gabe s heroic quest."
Malpractice and mayhem - the events of a single day at a care home are described with humour and compassion in this fast-paced novel. Edith was a child when Stoneycrest was her family home. Now she's an alert and watchful resident. She hatches a plot to expose the malpractice she sees going on around her, aided and abetted by Len, another resident. Spiro, the owner, has his own plans for Stoneycrest, as does his love on the side, Marion the matron of the home. Tass, his niece, is more straightforward in her aims. She just wants lots of cash from Spiro. The day unfolds in surprising ways, as the characters pursue their own ends with varying degrees of calamity and success. 'Home from Home' is a novel which brings together once again the particular blend of humour and compassion for which this long-established writer is known. Thought-provoking entertainment is Susan Barrett's stock in trade.
ELINORE PRUITT STEWART (1876-1933) caused a literary sensation in 1914 when her Letters of a Woman Homesteader was published. A self-educated pioneer in southwest Wyoming, she wrote letters to keep her mind busy amidst the hard physical labor of carving a home out of wilderness, and to keep her friendships fresh in that remote place In this followup of the next year, Stewart's missives are short stories in themselves, letters written about events in the summer and fall of 1914 and intended for later publication, as those of her first collection were not. The joy of Stewart's writing is in the perceptive eye she turns on her neighbors and their fortunes and misfortunes: scraping up money to buy a coffin and tombstone for a beloved mother, digging wells for thirsty horses, making bonnets and kitchen curtainHIS036041s to beautify a harsh environment, rekindling a romance between a couple long estranged, and more. A classic of pioneer life, this delightful book continues to enthrall readers today, nearly a century as it was written.
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