Wire Mesh Mothers

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Leisure Books, 2001 - Fiction - 391 pages
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Elementary school teacher Kate McDolen spirits eight-year-old student Mistie away from her abusive parents. While driving to a new life for both of them, Kate and Mistie are carjacked by Tony, a dangerous girl who doesn't admire anything except violence and cruelty. The cross-country trip that follows will turn into a one-way journey to fear, desperation, and madness.

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User Review  - ladybug74 - LibraryThing

This was my first book by Elizabeth Massie. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end, so I will be looking for more books by this author. How scary it would be to come in contact with someone as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

This is a very well-written study of the roles and responsibilities that parents and teachers have in raising children, and the cost of failure in those situations. It was compelling reading, but in ... Read full review

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Elizabeth Massie is author of numerous novels for young adult, middle grade, and primary readers. These include the Young Founders series, the Daughters of Liberty trilogy, "The Great ""Chicago"" Fire: 1871," "The Fight for Right," "Read All About It, "and more. A former middle school teacher, Elizabeth enjoys exploring both important and little-known moments in American history and presenting those moments to readers through the struggles and triumphs of her characters.
Elizabeth lives in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, very close to where her family moved in 1747. She says, "Every place is historic. Well-known or not, every town, city, and county has its own compelling tale of people and events, a story that plays a part in the continuing story that is our history.

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