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Monday, February 16, 2009

Frozen Summer

This novel by Mary Jane Auch was an easy read. It's set in western New York. It's 1816 and Remembrance Nye and her family are enduring a cold, hard summer in their new home. There's barely any food, since Papa's crops were destroyed by the late frosts. Mem's mama finds it even harder to cope after she gives birth to baby Lily. Papa puts Mem in charge of caring for Mama and the baby. Though Mem tries to do her best, the worst happens: One stormy night Mama and Lily disappear.

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