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Suzanne Goldsmith

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Author of WASHASHORE, winner of the 2014 Green Earth Book Award for a young adult novel that encourages environmental stewardship. Ages 9-14. Fourteen-year-old Clementine Harper must spend a winter on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her mother. She's what the locals call a "washashore"—someone who's come to live on the island but isn't from there. Far from the city life she knows, her best friend and the father she adores, Clem doesn't fit in. But when she finds a fallen bird—an osprey—she also finds a role for herself helping to bring back the endangered birds, and learns that there are some things you can't save and some things you can—like osprey nests and, maybe, a lonely boy named Daniel.

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Average rating: 4.21 · 72 ratings · 26 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Washashore

4.39 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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I went to the Women’s March on Washington to resist the Trump agenda, and it was glorious. From the early-morning flight filled with cheering, pussy-hatted women, to the Metro car packed with patient protesters, to the exuberant crowd on Independence Avenue, the day filled my heart with optimism and resolve. While I couldn’t see the stage, the speakers and performers on the J...

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Just re-read it. First time, I gave it four stars. Not sure why. This time, I give it five. A masterpiece. I would read it yet again.
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Brilliant, fascinating, and very tough going. I couldn't stay in Herzog's head that long. Too claustrophobic. My failing, perhaps. But despite admiring Bellow's writing, I had to force myself to return to this book each time. Finally, at about 2/3 of ...more
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“Communities are not built of friends, or of groups of people with similar
styles and tastes, or even of people who like and understand each other.
They are built of people who feel they are part of something that is
bigger than themselves: a shared goal or enterprise, like righting a wrong,
or building a road, or raising children, or living honorably, or worshipping
a god. To build community requires only the ability to see value in others:
to look at them and see a potential partner in one's enterprise.”
Suzanne Goldsmith, A City Year: On the Streets and in the Neighborhoods with Twelve Young Community Service Volunteers

“People and birds were alike. Things happened that hurt them or made their lives harder. All the time. But losing someone or something important didn't mean the end of everything. It meant you had to find a new way to do things.”
Suzanne Goldsmith, Washashore

“Not long since, a strolling Indian went to sell baskets at the house of a well-known lawyer in my neighborhood. “Do you wish to buy any baskets?” he asked. “No, we do not want any,” was the reply. “What!” exclaimed the Indian as he went out the gate, “do you mean to starve us?” Having seen his industrious white neighbors so well off—that the lawyer had only to weave arguments, and, by some magic, wealth and standing followed—he had said to himself: I will go into business; I will weave baskets; it is a thing which I can do. Thinking that when he had made the baskets he would have done his part, and then it would be the white man’s to buy them. He had not discovered that it was necessary for him to make it worth the other’s while to buy them, or at least make him think that it was so, or to make something else which it would be worth his while to buy.

I too had woven a kind of basket of a delicate texture, but I had not made it worth any one’s while to buy them. Yet not the less, in my case, did I think it worth my while to weave them, and instead of studying how to make it worth men’s while to buy my baskets, I studied rather how to avoid the necessity of selling them. The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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Felicia Rosshandler Hallelujah Suzanne, excellent pre-release date. congratulations. Felicia


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