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Schmidt, Gary D.
New York : Clarion, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 0618927662
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“If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.”  Henry Smith's father has said this so often that everyone believes it.  But is it true?  The Smiths live in a mansion on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  The family has owned this property for over 300 years and trouble has never visited.  Until that night.  The night that Henry's older brother is hit by a truck while out on a run.  The truck driven by Chay Chouan, a Cambodian refugee who lives in a nearby town.  The locals are incensed and tensions between the two towns raise.  And things don't get any better when Chay is not sent to jail.
SUBJECTS:     Accidents -- Fiction.
                        Death -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Cambodian Americans -- Fiction.
                        Prejudices -- Fiction.
                        Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Massachusetts -- Fiction.
                        Katahdin, Mount (Me.) -- Fiction.

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