A Time Apart
Without warning, Houston teenager Ginny Dorris is packed off to England to join her father in a university experiment--a re-creation of an Iron Age community--while her mother recovers from a serious illness. Ginny copes with unimaginably primitive living conditions and longs to go home, but gradually she is drawn into the community's life and discovers resources that neither she nor her father knew she had. This fast-paced yet thoughtfulcoming-of-age story is based on a real-life Iron Age experiment.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MelAKnee - LibraryThing
Elena is told from the perspective of Elena's daughter. The story takes place during the Mexican War, at time when women would be impovrished if not for the patriarch of the house. Elena was different ... Read full review
A TIME APARTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Her mother's cancer surgery and anticipated follow-up treatment is the catalyst for Ginny's trip to England, where she will live with her professor father, Hugh; she hasn't seen him in a year, and ... Read full review