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A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
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Nov 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-book, newbery, 2011, animals, artist, award-winner, baking, cat, cooking, friends, helping-others, matchmaking, pumpkins, teen-pregnancy, teacher, country-living, grandma
Read in November, 2011

A timely read now with the current recession. This book focuses on small town life during the late 1930s and the Great Depression in the mid-west. When her father loses his job and the family has to downsize, Mary-Alice is sent from Chicago to live with her grandmother in a small rural town.

"Grandma, the law's afraid of you. You'd grab up that shotgun from behind the woodbox if the sheriff came on your place."

Read alikes: The Exiles by Hilary McKay, Listening for the Crack of Dawn by Donald Davis

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