||Twelve year old Grace and her artist
mother have always lived a nomadic life, never staying
long anywhere. Just when Grace thinks they have
found a permanent home with Mrs. Greene and her daughter,
Lacey, her mother announces that they are moving on
yet again. That evening, after an angry argument with
Grace, her mother is accidentally killed and Grace is sent
to live with her only living relative, her grandmother.
Grace has been told little about her grandmother and only
knows what her mother has let slip to her over the
years. Hoping to be reunited with Mrs.Green and
Lacey, Grace holds her grandmother at arm’s length,
becoming uncooperative and surly. In turn, her grandmother
struggles with her own guilt and sorrow over the loss of
her daughter. With the help of some neighbor kids, a
well-meaning Sheriff, and a small town of people who
watched her mother grow up, Grace slowly begins to see
what “home” really means and that she can finally put down
the roots she has always craved. (Oklahoma
Sequoyah Award, 2017)
|SUBJECTS: Death -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Home -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Treasure hunts -- Fiction.