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McDaniel, Lurlene.
New York : Random, 2003.
ISBN 0553570935
Life in Conners, Georgia in 1974 is a mix of small town life and real world issues.  The country is struggling to come to terms with the Vietnam War.  But Darcy is starting high school and is struggling with all the fears and excitement that goes along with this milestone.  Darcy and her sister Adel love going to the dances at the local Army base.  But this is all about to change.  When her mother undergoes a battery of medical tests, the results are not good.  She has breast cancer.  As her mother battles this terrible disease, Darcy throws herself into working in mother's garden -- the biggest and best in town.  She hopes that by saving the garden, she is also saving her mother.    Be sure to keep a box of tissues handy for this one.
SUBJECTS:     Breast Cancer -- Fiction.
                        Cancer -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Georgia -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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