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The Homecoming Party by Carmine Abate
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Nov 14, 10

really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Amy Henry
Recommended for: Readers who like coming-of-age novels and quiet spookiness
Read in October, 2010 , read count: 1

3.5 stars.

The Homecoming Party is a quietly suspenseful short novel about growing up in an Arbëresh town in Italy. I particularly enjoyed watching how Abate incorporated rituals into the novel.

(There's more on my blog here.)
(Thank you to Amy Henry for giving me her advance review copy from Europa.)

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