Keeper of the Doves
Amen McBee, the youngest of five sisters, gobbles up words the way other children gobble up sweets. She couldn't be more different from her elder twin sisters Arabella and Annabella-called the Bellas. The mischievous Bellas constantly frighten Amen with stories of Mr. Tominski-the old recluse who lives in the woods nearby and mysteriously tends to a flock of doves. The Bellas insist that Mr. Tominski is a dangerous bogeyman who eats children whole, but Papa vows that the "keeper of the doves" wouldn't hurt a soul. When tragedy strikes the family Amen must decide once and for all who is right.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
This is sparse, powerful and wonderfully written. Filled with lovely poetic images of life in 1889, it is a tale of impressions seen through the eyes of Amen McBee, the youngest of five sisters. Mr ... Read full review
KEEPER OF THE DOVESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Amen, called Amie—so named because her father was still praying for a son after four daughters—is the winsome narrator, beginning at age six, of this gentle and thoughtful story. Amie loves words ... Read full review