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IL: UG - BL: 9.2 - AR Pts: 29
The story of a fantastic wedding, the return of the bride to her parents in disgrace, her brothers' resolve to seek revenge on her corruptor, and the townspeoples' refusal to depart from routine.
First U.S. edition.
322 pages ; 25 cm
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. Through her father’s prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the...
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IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 6
Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.