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Holczer, Tracy.
New York : Puffin Books, 2014.
IL 5-8, RL 5.4
ISBN 039916393X

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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.

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