To this day, my sister insists it was nothing more than the unrelenting heat that drove us to do what we did that summer, but that’s just Troo yanking my chain the way she always has. Deep down, she knows as well as I do that it wasn’t anything as mundane as the weather. It was the hand of the Almighty that shoved us off the straight and narrow path…
Whistling in the Dark—a national bestseller—captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O’Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee’s summer of 1959. Now it’s one year later, and Sally, who made a deathbed promise to her daddy to keep Troo safe, is having a hard time honoring her vow. Her sister is growing increasingly rebellious amid a string of home burglaries, the escape from reform school of a nemesis, and the mysterious disappearance of an orphan—events that have the entire neighborhood on edge. And in that tense, hot summer, Sally will have to ground her flights of imagination, and barter her waning innocence, in order to sort the truths from the lies to protect her sister and herself.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
In Good Graces by Lesley Kagen we revisit the fabulous O’Malley sisters in Milwaukee during the summer of 1960. It’s been one year since the events of Whistling In the Dark and although a few things ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - larestout - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book just as much as Whistling in the Dark. The dialog and feel of the book reminds me of the old TV show Wonder Years. I laughed out loud and yet was almost brought to tears over the ... Read full review