When Grenna suffers a heart attack, March Anne must face an uncertain future and confront her past. In the middle of it all, a ruby-throated hummingbird decides to winter at the Tanners’ and becomes a source of delight and inspiration as March Anne prepares for Grenna’s passing and journeys toward self-acceptance.
This sweet and tangy debut introduces a memorable cast of characters who come to learn that grace can abide within and beyond the realities of pain and loss.
“This debut novel is written so lyrically.” —VOYA
“In the vein of great coming-of-age stories like Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt or The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, first-time novelist Kimberly Greene Angle has given readers a poignant tale about loss from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl.”—Bookami.com
“There’s certainly something in this story that the reader won’t take for granted, and that is the precocious and hilarious March Anne Tanner. . . .This is a story about the small joys of faith, family, and friendship. . . . So put on your best southern accent, and enjoy the adventure.” —ALAN’s Picks, Highly Recommended—(an online feature from The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents)