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Aggie isn't expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills has become impossible. When she places a For Sale ad in the newspaper, Aggie doesn't know that Kirby and his mom will need a room when their car breaks down on the way to Kirby's new reform school. Or that Loretta and her parents will arrive in her dad's plumbing company van on a trip meant to honor the memory of Loretta's birth mother. Or that Clyde Dover will answer the For Sale ad and move in with his daughter, Willow, looking for a brand-new life after Willow's mom left. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that Aggie and her guests find just the friends they need at the shabby motel in the middle of nowhere.
From an author long recognized for her true Southern voice and heartfelt characters, Greetings from Nowhere, with its four intertwining stories, brings Barbara O'Connor's work to a new level of sophistication.
This title has Common Core connections.
Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award ML, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, Parents' Choice Honor Books, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, PA Keystone to Reading Book Award, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing
Greetings From Nowhere
"Harold would have known what to do," Aggie said to Ugly. She tossed the unopened envelope into the junk drawer on top of the batteries and rubber bands, old keys and more unopened...
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