What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > YA novel about a pastor's son who becomes friends with an eccentric elderly lady

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Carolyn Green | 1 comments I'm looking for a YA novel, likely published after 1950 but before 2000. It's told in 1st person from the perspective of a boy in his early teens. He's a pastor son and is friends with an older lady who is adamant that she doesn't want her last words to be Psalm 23. I distinctly remember the scene where she dies and her last words are something like "give me a beer". At the funeral, the father looks at the slop that the boy wrote the last words on and ends up quoting Psalms 23 after all, much to the townspeople's disappointment.


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Kate Farrell | 4072 comments Mod
Carolyn ~~
You can "bump" your thread every month or so. This pushes your thread back to the top of the folder instead of languishing here on page 196 from six months ago where fewer eyes will see it. Get back in the game! Bump!
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