Many Stones

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namelos llc, Sep 9, 2009 - Death - 161 pages
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On a two-week pilgrimage to South Africa from Rockville, Maryland, 16-year-old Berry and her estranged father attempt to come to terms with the murder, a year earlier, of Berry's sister Laura when she was volunteering at a Capetown school. Angry, sour, and ferociously cynical, Berry struggles with the concept of "truth and reconciliation," both for South Africa and in her personal life. For ages 13 and older.

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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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User Review  - kirolsen - LibraryThing

This book is filled with emotion of every kind. It deals with the many difficult issues in life, such as death, divorce, anger, and loneliness. This is the story of a girl, Berry, who goes on a ... Read full review

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Carolyn Coman was born in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from Hampshire College, where she studied writing. She is the author of What Jamie Saw, a Newbery Honor book, and Many Stones, a Michael L. Printz Honor book. These were also National Book Award Finalists. Most recently, Carolyn has published The Big House and its sequel, Sneaking Suspicions, both illustrated by Rob Shepperson. She has been on the faculty of the Vermont College and the Hamline College MFA programs in Writing for Children and Young Adults and now the Whole Novel Workshops conducted under the auspices of the Highlights Foundation. She lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and her black dog, Shadow

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