The Book of Bright Ideas: A Novel (Google eBook)
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sandra Kring's A Life of Bright Ideas.
Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other.
Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother’s ashes and a tome she calls “The Book of Bright Ideas.” It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.
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Review: The Book of Bright IdeasUser Review - Niki Bivona - Goodreads
I'm feeling a distinct sad happiness after finishing this book. The ending was just so wonderful. This book made me long for summer! The characters will stick with me for a long while. And months, or even years later, I'll wonder how they're doing. Read full review
Review: The Book of Bright IdeasUser Review - Colene - Goodreads
I so love this author's books. I love the way she gets the narratives of the charactor spot on. I so enjoyed this story through the eyes of the ten year old narrator. I plan to try to read everything Sandra Kring writes! Read full review