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Maybelle Lane is looking for her father, but on the road to Nashville she finds so much more: courage, brains, heart--and true friends.

Eleven-year-old Maybelle Lane collects sounds. She records the Louisiana crickets chirping, Momma strumming her guitar, their broken trailer door squeaking. But the crown jewel of her collection is a sound she didn't collect herself: an o
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Lindsay Lackey
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is wondrous, heartfelt, and bursting with the aches, longings, loves, and joys of the middle grade experience.

I was giving the incredible honor of reading an early copy of this book, and I am so grateful to the author, Kate O'Shaughnessy, for granting me the opportunity! Maybelle Lane is my kind of protagonist: she's smart, determined, sensitive, creative, and resilient. In her longing to know her father, who has been absent for the entirety of her life, Maybelle sets out on an advent
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Kristin Lambert
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully written book, both heartwarming and heartbreaking. All the characters are so whole and real, and I wish I could just hug them all! This book made me cry more than once, sometimes just from sheer pride in these courageous young characters. I highly recommend this book for humans of any age, but especially young readers who struggle with anxiety and/or overcoming fears, like Maybelle does.
Stacy Hackney
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is so lovely. It is wonderfully written, and the characters are so engaging and real. I could not have loved or sympathized with Maybelle and her journey more! And the development of these characters' relationship is just very well done. This is such a heartwarming debut. Highly recommend!
Aimee Lucido
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is BEAUTIFUL. The voice is so strong and heart-wrenching, and I don't think I've ever read another book that has as strong of a want as maybelle has. It made me laugh, cry, and want to collect sounds. So, so, so gorgeous I am in love
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, tender, sweet! Made me cry, made me smile, gave me goosebumps!! GIVE IT A READ WHEN YA CAN!
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