Many Stones

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Front Street, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 158 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Berry Morgan lives with her mother in Rockville, Maryland, where her mother works as a reading tutor. Berry's father, a lobbyist, lives in San Francisco with his girlfriend. He comes in and out of Berry's life unpredictably. A year and a half ago, he showed up at her school with shocking news: Berry's sister was dead. While working as a volunteer at a school in Capetown, South Africa, Laura had been brutally murdered. Now Berry sets out on a two-week trip to South Africa with her father to attend a memorial service for Laura. He has arranged some other activities as well: a business meeting in Johannesburg during which Berry awaits him at a posh hotel; a guided tour of Soweto by minivan; and three days at Krueger National Park, where they live in round huts and go out spotting giraffes by day and elephants, leopards, and lions by night. Berry and her father's painful journey forces them to look beyond their own grieving and bear witness to a country's tortured search for truth and reconciliation.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Sparely written, powerfully told story of Berry, a girl dealing with her sister's death and her troubled relationship with her dad. Coman gets inside her protagonist's head with an extraordinary amount of sensitivity and empathy. Read full review

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I am not really the kind of person you would find with a book in their hand but i could not put this book down!

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
35
Section 3
75
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About the author (2000)

Carolyn Coman is the author of What Jamie Saw, winner of a Newbery Honor, among other highly acclaimed novels. She lives in New Hampshire.

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