A Month of Sundays

Ruth White

Margaret Ferguson Books

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When Garnet's mother decides it's time for a change, she drops off her daughter at her aunt June's house  in Black Rock, Virginia, while she goes to Florida to find a job. Garnet has never met her Aunt June, so she feels angry and abandoned. But Aunt June thinks Garnet is there for a reason. Each week, Garnet and June visit a different religious service as Aunt June, who has cancer, tries to find God. After a miraculous spiritual healing occurs and an unexpected visitor comes to town, Garnet learns the power of love and forgiveness, and what being a family truly means.

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A Month of Sundays
1Before I was born fourteen years ago, my dad, August Rose, left my mom, Betty Rose, for a carnival singer. With no close kin, and nobody to help her in a pinch, Mom had to take some pretty lousy jobs over the years. Of course, living in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, where nobody lives a posh life, her expectations were not that high to start with.For the last few years Mom has been working in a grocery store. Above the market is a three-room dump where we live with a woman named Lily, who also works in the store. Yes, it gets pretty crowded, and I do resent it.

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"Indeed, readers will warm to all of these characters who exude simple, unaffected grace and temperate, understandable human failings." --BCCB
 
“Fans of quaint, historical settings, strong characters faced with difficult decisions, and love-conquers-all themes will enjoy this book.” --VOYA
 
“White captures a small rural community in the mid-1950s that is peopled with likable, memorable characters.” --School Library Journal
 
"...this heartwarming story has more than a touch of wonder. Expanding one’s emotional life, the work of teens, is beautifully captured here, and Garnet’s hard-won success will reach across the decades to today’s readers.” --Booklist Starred Review

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Ruth White

Ruth White has written many middle grade and young adult books. She received the Newbery Honor Award for Belle Prater's Boy. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

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A Month of Sundays
Ruth White

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429933704
ISBN10: 1429933704
Middle-Grade Fiction176 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 680LL

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374399122
ISBN10: 0374399123
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 680LL

$16.99

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Square Fish
July 2013
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ISBN: 9781250027306
ISBN10: 1250027306
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
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