Greetings from Nowhere (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Mar 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Aggie isn’t expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to impossible. The pool is empty, the garden is overgrown, and not a soul has come to stay in nearly three months. When she reluctantly places a For Sale ad in the newspaper, Aggie doesn’t know that Kirby and his mom will need a room when their car breaks down on the way to Kirby’s new reform school. Or that Loretta and her parents will arrive in her dad’s plumbing company van on a trip meant to honor the memory of Loretta’s birth mother. Or that Clyde Dover will answer the For Sale ad in such a hurry and move in with his daughter, Willow, looking for a brand-new life to replace the one that was fractured when Willow’s mom left. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that Aggie and her guests find just the friends they need at the shabby motel in the middle of nowhere.

From an author long recognized for her true Southern voice and heartfelt characters, Greetings from Nowhere, with its four intertwining stories, brings Barbara O’Connor’s work to a new level of sophistication.


  

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Ever since her husband died, Aggie Duncan has had trouble keeping up the Sleepy Time Motel. Reluctantly, she decides that it may be time to sell. That decision will bring Willow and her father to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing

I borrowed this book from the elementary school library. The cast of characters consists of 8 people whose lives become intertwined for a period of time. The story lines are wrapped up nicely but not ... Read full review

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Contents

Aggie
3
Willow
10
Loretta
18
Kirby
29
Aggie
38
Willow
42
Loretta
46
Kirby
50
Willow
121
Kirby
125
Loretta
130
Aggie
132
Kirby
136
Aggie
142
Willow
150
Loretta
157

Aggie
53
Willow
58
Kirby
62
Loretta
65
Willow
69
Loretta
71
Aggie
74
Willow
80
Kirby
86
Loretta
92
Aggie
96
Willow
100
Kirby
104
Loretta
108
Aggie
113
Kirby
163
Aggie
166
Willow
169
Kirby
172
Loretta
175
Aggie
179
Willow
182
Kirby
184
Loretta
186
Willow
188
Aggie
191
Kirby
194
Loretta
197
Aggie
199
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About the author (2008)

Barbara O’Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; Me and Rupert Goody; Greetings from Nowhere and How to Steal a Dog. She has been awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child, she loved dogs, salamanders, tap dancing, school, and even homework. Her favorite days were when the bookmobile came to town. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a historic seaside village not far from Plymouth Rock.

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