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Come by Here
In early 1900's Baltimore, a middle-class black child has a difficult struggle regaining the comfortable life she knew before her parents were killed.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 1970 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
(first published June 1970)
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This is an unhappy book full of loss, misery and sadness. There wasn't a likeable character in it, and I felt guilty not feeling more sympathy for the main character. She was so aloof, detached and moody that she never really developed as a person to me. I'm not sure what the point of the story was--since nothing really changed and no resolution (happy or otherwise)was reached. Maybe I missed what the author was trying to say--but I just found it depressing.
Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon of children's literature through her mythological re-tellings demonstrating careful research and the adroit capacity to bring the past to life.More about Olivia E. Coolidge...