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VanOosting, James.
New York : HarperCollins, 2005.
ISBN 0060284722
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 They say Walking Mary is a witch.  Don't get too close or she'll cast a spell on you.  But for Pearl, Walking Mary is an obsession.  Pearl is fascinated with the old lady who meets every single passenger train that pulls into the station.  People say she is looking for her son who never returned from the war.  As her home life deteriorates, Pearl's fascination with Walking Mary becomes stronger.  The two become close and a kind of friendship develops.  What will happen when her father finds out and forbids Pearl to ever see Mary again?
SUBJECTS:      Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
                        Family problems -- Fiction.
                        Railroads -- Trains -- Fiction.
                        Old age -- Fiction.
                        Toleration -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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