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The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser
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Jun 01, 2011

really liked it
Read on July 13, 2011

The Swan House is a story about a young girl named Mary Swan growing up in Atlanta in a wealthy family. One day her parents and several other members of the art society decide to take a trip to Paris. Mary's father thought it best that they fly seperately for the sake of the children. It seems that unfortunately his intuition was right because on the flight home their mother dies in a plane crash at the Orly airport. Mary Swan struggles with her loss, but when her family maid suggests volunteering at a church, serving meals to the poor and homeless, Mary Swan's whole life changes. Mary Swan meets two people who change her life: a black boy named Carl and a kind woman named Abigail, who leads her to religion and to what is truly important in life. Mary Swan is also given the task of solving a mystery for her school. In a strange twist of fate, it turns out to be a mystery that is tightly woven into her now deceased Mother's life and Mary Swan learns so much more about her Mother than she ever thought she would. The characters in this book were really well portrayed keeping me very interested in the story line and learning some very interesting things about the city of Atlanta that I had not known before. The only negative that I would like to mention was at times I felt that the dialogue was a little long in places and I also felt that the ending leaves the reader hanging a bit. In final, I felt this was a great book and I would recommend it.

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Ðɑηηɑ Could you please recommend it to me? Thanks and happy Christmas/Chanukah.

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