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UNSOLVED: One specific book > recent novel, red cover, boy doing chores for lonely old lady dies and dad takes over

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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 2 comments Geeky boy does chores for old lady, boy dies and dad takes over the chores.


message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 16838 comments Children's, YA, or adult fiction?


message 3: by Mai (last edited Aug 10, 2018 09:19AM) (new)

Mai | 1204 comments Maybe The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood?
The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house — a friendship that touches each member of the boy's unmoored family.
The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school?
For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records–obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son's unfinished Boy Scout badge.
For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the wily 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver — and that's the least of her secrets. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood, a boy who was always listening, always learning.


message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 2 comments thanks


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34332 comments Mod
Just to confirm, are you saying The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood is your book?


message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38146 comments Mod
Jennifer, was that your book?


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