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Kerr, M. E.
New York : HarperTrophy, 1995.
IL YA RL 6.5
ISBN  0064471284
The Burrman family lives on a 150 acre farm in rural Missouri.  The three children are all quite different.  Doug is the oldest and is away at college.  He wants to work the farm when he returns.  Eighteen-year-old Evie also wants to farm.  Evie loves to dress in men's work clothes and can fix just about any machine on the farm.  Parr is the youngest and has no desire to stay on the farm.  Parr only wants to spend time with Angel Kidder.  Evie's mother is anxious for Evie to start wearing dresses and paying attention to Cord Whittle.  She is just not interested though.  When Evie meets Patsy Duff, things get complicated.  Patsy is the daughter of the banker who holds the mortgage on the farm.  When rumors begin to spread that Patsy and Evie are lovers, the banker sends Patsy away and threatens Mr. Burrman to  keep Evie away from his daughter.  Are the rumors about the two girls true?  How does the talk affect them and their families?
SUBJECTS:     Lesbians -- Fiction
                        Family life -- Fiction
                        Farm Life -- Missouri -- Fiction
                        Missouri -- Fiction


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