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Puffin Books, Oct 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Stuck in a family overflowing with lawyers, Ivy Breedlove longs to be understood, to break free of unfair expecta-tions and to find the truth about the mysterious hermit aunt who broke the family mold -- the relative no one will talk about. With an outrageous mountain guide leading the way, Ivy sets out on the journey of a lifetime to find the missing link in the Breedlove family. But is she too late?

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User Review  - Jean Marie - Goodreads

Another good YA book by Joan Bauer. The main character is a historian stuck in a family of lawyers. An adventure to find a reclusive aunt living in the wildnerness and reclaim that part of family history ensues. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

This book is about a girl, Ivy, who was born into a family of lawyers, but wants to be a historian. Ivy cares about why people do things, what motivated her ancestors, and things like that. I love ... Read full review

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Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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