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Semiprecious (Hardcover)

Author:  D. Anne Love
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0689856385
ISBN-13: 9780689856389
Sku: 202122792
Publish Date: 6/27/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  293
Age Range:  14 to College
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When their mother takes off to become a country music star in Nashville in the early 1960s, 12-year-old Garnet and her older sister Opal come to discover what it takes for a family to give up one dream to make room for another in this funny, poignant, and memorable novel.
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Uprooted and living with an aunt in 1960s Oklahoma, thirteen-year-old Garnet and her older sister Opal brave their mother's desertion and their father's recovery from an accident, learning that "the best home of all is the one you make inside yourself."It's the middle of summer in Mirabeau, Texas, but already Garnet Hubbard looks forward to fall -- to entering seventh grade and becoming a teenager at last. With Opal, her beautiful and popular fourteen-year-old sister, as her guide, Garnet is sure to have a great year. But everything changes when their mother, Melanie, packs them up and heads for Nashville, determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a country singer. Almost before they know it, Melanie drops the girls at her sister's house in Oklahoma, assuring them she'll be back just as soon as she's settled in Tennessee. But when a few days turn into a few weeks and beyond, with no Melanie in sight, the girls begin to realize what has happened.

While Opal soon becomes one of the most popular girls in school, her younger sister struggles. For Garnet, getting used to her new life means trying to figure out how to have pride in herself when it seems she has little to offer the world and the odds are stacked against her. With only each other to lean on, Melanie's "precious gems" must learn to live with the hand they've been dealt and to accept the changing face of their family.

Set in the early 1960s and beautifully told by D. Anne Love, Semiprecious is a powerful, poignant, and often funny coming-of-age novel that will stay with readers long after the turn of the final page.

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"Tugging at the heart with painful truths and a girl who finds both sorrow and wonderment in them, this is Love's best yet." 06/15/2006
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0293
Product attributePublisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books
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