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The Quilt by Gary Paulsen
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Oct 16, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, required-author
Read in October, 2009

Gary Paulsen writes an autobiographical short novel about the experiences he had at age six with his grandmother. He writes in third person of the years during World War II, when his father is a soldier overseas and his mother is working in Chicago, and he lives in Minnesota with Alida. They hitch a ride to spend of few weeks with a Norwegian relative, who is expecting her first child and needs helps on the farm. While they are there, the boy learns about the Quilt. This is a beautifully woven story that resonates with all of us, of love and family, loss, and the will to begin again.

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