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It is 1956, and thirteeen-year-old Sister must raise her three siblings on her own, as her mother, Marnie, has a new boyfriend who isn't interested in kids.  Taking charge of her life, Sister befriends  a kindly neighbor named Willa, who appears to be everything a mother should be.  But when a respected and powerful man in town notices that Sister is blossoming -- ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 21st 2000 by Harper Perennial (first published 1999)
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Maryann
Jun 07, 2012 Maryann rated it liked it
This was a very gritty story; well-told. The problem for me is that it left me feeling very sad because the reality is that these types of situations are real.
Ruth
May 28, 2015 Ruth rated it really liked it
This novel was recommended to me by a reader of my blog and I'm so glad I tracked down a copy. It's beautifully written, very simple prose, but with some gorgeous descriptive flourishes. Thirteen year old Sister has been deprived of a proper childhood and clings to the relationships she is familiar with, despite the fact that they are destroying her. It's very truthful; sometimes we love people who don't deserve it. I really felt for Sister and cared about her deeply - for an author to conjure ...more
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Dec 16, 2015 Susan Obryan rated it really liked it
Don't start this novel unless you are willing to give up hours and hours.. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down until the last word is read.. Then read "pawpaw patch" and "heir to the everlasting." you will be hooked on this author's insights and characters.
Audrey
Feb 21, 2008 Audrey rated it it was amazing
I love this author. It is beautifully written story about a young teenage girl, who takes care of her younger twin brothers and baby sister.
Amy
Apr 26, 2012 Amy rated it did not like it
50 pages in and I had to stop. I just couldn't get into it. The writing was confusing me. I gave up!
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2.5 Stars - better than ok but hard to say I liked it - made me feel like I was reading about a DFS family
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Janice Daugharty is artist in residence at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, in Tifton, Georgia. Her latest novel, "Two Shades of Morning," is now available, in ebook and print, at most online and traditional book stores, as well as libraries. This is Daugharty's tenth published novel. She wrote for ten years without publishing a single short story or novel, then finally captured the attention ...more
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