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Clara first spies him through the crack in the stained-glass window of her church, lighting a string of handmade lanterns in the Adirondack woods. A lone old man, Georg Kominsky moves stealthily among the shadow world of his hanging, glittering creations.

In Alison McGhee's stunning novel Shadow Baby, eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her twin sister, dead at birth, but her mother steadfastly refuses to talk about these people who are lost to her daughter. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky for a school biography assignment, she finds that he is equally reticent about his own concealed history. Precocious and imaginative, the girl invents version upon version of Mr. Kominsky's past, just as she invents lives for the people missing from her own shadowy past.

The journey of discovery that these two oddly matched people embark upon is at the heart of this beautiful story about friendship and communion, about discovering what matters most in life, and about the search to find the missing pieces of ourselves. McGhee's prose glistens with shrewd truth and wild imaginings, creating a fine novel that will reverberate in the hearts and minds of readers long after the book is finished.

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Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Clara struggles to find the truth about her missing father, her grandfather, and her dead twin sister. When she begins interviewing an elderly neighbor, she invents versions of the man's past, and makes up lives for the people missing from her own shadowy history.

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About the Author

ALISON McGHEE has been awarded the Minnesota Book Award and the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for her first novel, Rainlight. This is her second novel. Her short fiction has been published widely in literary magazines. Born and reared in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, she currently lives in Minnesota.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307462282
Author:
Mcghee, Alison
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
McGhee, Alison
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Coming of Age
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.57 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Eleven-year-old Clara struggles to find the truth about her missing father, her grandfather, and her dead twin sister. When she begins interviewing an elderly neighbor, she invents versions of the man's past, and makes up lives for the people missing from her own shadowy history.
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