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The year is 1953 — and the worst of tragedies has struck the Cardinal family. A devestating car accident takes the life of Jack Cardinal, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and leaves his young wife a bedridden invalid who has completely withdrawn. Lou and her younger brother Oz travel by train with their mother to the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where their great-grandmother Louisa lives on a remote farm, ready and willing (if not financially prepared) to take the broken family in.

Rising every morning hours before dawn, working on the farm and learning at the school house their father attended years before, Lou and Oz slowly begin to heal emotionally and grow in unexpected ways. All while waiting for their silent mother to return to them. When a natural gas company comes to town and makes an offer on her land, Louisa refuses to sell. To keep their farm, with the weight of the company and their own greedy neighbors against them, the family must rely on tyhe kindliness of a town lawyer to try their case in court-while both Lou and Oz pray for a miracle. The climactic courtroom battle is as unpredictable as it is relentless and will not only decide the fates of Lou, Oz, and their mother, but also all who have been touched by them.

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"This novel has a huge heart — and millions of readers are going to love it." Publishers Weekly

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"An excellent portrait of race and class distinction of the time and place, and of a young woman growing up. And a good read." KLIATT

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"Whether Baldacci's fans will enjoy this change of pace remains to be seen, but readers of historical fiction will welcome his debut in the genre." Library Journal

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Twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal and her younger brother must move with their invalid mother from New York City to their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. When the forces of greed and justice clash, their struggle plays out in a crowded Virginia courtroom.

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David Baldacci has always delivered great stories, authentic characters, and thought-provoking ideas since he burst on the literary scene with Absolute Power. Now this versatile writer movingly evokes the charms of rural America as he makes us believe in the great and little miracles that can change lives — or save them.

Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes — and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new home...and as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

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It is 1940 and a tragedy sends two young children along with their invalid mother to the rugged mountains of Southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother Louisa Mae. The portraits of the land and its people are described with an extraordinary eye for detail, and the story flows through swells of prejudice, innocence, greed, faith, and the question of whether one can ever really wish another well.

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wmcarmichael, October 30, 2007 (view all comments by wmcarmichael)
I loved this book, so well written that you can feel the air and smell the wood fire, I felt like I was watching this on tape, the visions in my head where unremarkable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446610100
Author:
Baldacci, David
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Land tenure
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Traffic accident victims
Subject:
Appalachian Region, Southern
Subject:
Women landowners
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Edition Number:
Warner books ed.
Series Volume:
no. 710
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.79x4.19x1.02 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Warner Books - English 9780446610100 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This novel has a huge heart — and millions of readers are going to love it." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "An excellent portrait of race and class distinction of the time and place, and of a young woman growing up. And a good read."
"Review" by , "Whether Baldacci's fans will enjoy this change of pace remains to be seen, but readers of historical fiction will welcome his debut in the genre."
"Synopsis" by , Twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal and her younger brother must move with their invalid mother from New York City to their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. When the forces of greed and justice clash, their struggle plays out in a crowded Virginia courtroom.
"Synopsis" by , David Baldacci has always delivered great stories, authentic characters, and thought-provoking ideas since he burst on the literary scene with Absolute Power. Now this versatile writer movingly evokes the charms of rural America as he makes us believe in the great and little miracles that can change lives — or save them.

Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes — and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new home...and as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

"Synopsis" by , It is 1940 and a tragedy sends two young children along with their invalid mother to the rugged mountains of Southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother Louisa Mae. The portraits of the land and its people are described with an extraordinary eye for detail, and the story flows through swells of prejudice, innocence, greed, faith, and the question of whether one can ever really wish another well.
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