With a Name like Love

Tess Hilmo

Margaret Ferguson Books

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One of School Library Journal’s Best Fiction Books of 2011

When Ollie’s daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit— it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession?  Ollie’s longing for a friend and her daddy’s penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial. 

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Olivene Love is determined to free an innocent woman in this murder-mystery set in 1950s Arkansas.

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“Adult and child readers weary of the cynicism and edgy gloom that pervades so much of children’s literature can breathe easy here, as Reverend Everlasting Love (and indeed the entire Love family) live up to their name.” --BCCB
 
“Hilmos’s first novel is a small gem of a book.” --Booklist, Starred Review
 
“Debut-novelist Hilmo has the genre down pat…” --Horn Book Magazine
 
“…[an] affecting mystery." --School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
"Debut novelist Hilmo creates a few truly despicable villains to balance out the goodness of the Love family. Fans of Ruth White's books will find a similarly affectionate portrait of a close-knit family of modest means, struggling to do good in the world and right by each other. " --Publishers Weekly
 
"A story about the meaning of home, justice and love, beautifully told." --Kirkus Starred

 

With a Name Like Love is just the sort of book I adore: a couldn't-put-it-down mystery, richly drawn characters that grabbed me from the get-go, and a vivid small-town setting.  Two words for Tess Hilmo's charming and suspenseful debut novel: Love it!” –Barbara O’Connor, author of The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester


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Tess Hilmo

Tess Hilmo lives with her husband and three children in Highland, Utah. Her first book, With a Name like Love, received three starred reviews and was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a 2011 ABC New Voices title. tesshilmo.com

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ABC New Voices Title, Maine Student Book Award Master List, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award Master List, Utah Children's Book Award Master List

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
September 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374384654
ISBN10: 0374384657
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 710LL

$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
July 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250027337
ISBN10: 1250027330
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$6.99

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e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
September 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429969789
ISBN10: 1429969784
Middle-Grade Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 710LL

$4.98
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