Heron Cove

Heron Cove

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When her mother takes off again to find yet another home and leaves her behind to live with her aunt for the summer, Sage is unsure if her mother will ever return for her, but their summer apart turns out to be a well-needed break for the both of them and allows Sage to finally get a grip on her own plans for the future.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Microfilm | 170 pages
  • 129.5 x 188 x 20.3mm | 272.16g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525473939
  • 9780525473930

Review Text

We can't change what went before, but we can choose what to make of it." Wise words for Sage when her mother sends her off for the summer to stay with two retired aunts in the hamlet of Heron Cove, Maine while she flits off to an herb institute. Great-aunts Bea and Addie provide love and caring that fill the family void created by parental and grandparental rifts. As Sage tries to unkink the knots in her family ties, she grieves for the dead father that she never knew, worries her mother won't return for her and questions why Mama distances herself from all her relatives. A similar theme and setting in recent books, here the family focus parlays the discovery of connections in the past to enlightenment of the present, as Sage realizes that you don't have to give up one home to claim another. Details of village life, realistic emotions, imperfect parents and the lovable aunts offset a slightly pat ending and quietly reinforce the need to belong. (Fiction. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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4 32% (6)
3 37% (7)
2 5% (1)
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