Belle Prater's Boy

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by Ruth White, and published by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Gypsy's cousin Woodrow comes to live next door in Coal Station, Virginia, bringing with him the mystery of his mother's curious disappearance and, somehow, the key to a secret that Gypsy keeps from herself. Caring grandparents, Gypsy's supportive mother and concerned stepfather create a warm, loving environment in which the children can safely come to grips with their losses.

"The greatest strengths of this novel are the skillful character development and rich handling of the theme--initial impressions based on physical appearances often deceive...Rich with humor and warmth, an authentic first person narrative explores the mysterious place between childhood and adulthood."

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