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Download December Stillness Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Downing Hahn Narrator: Julie Dretzin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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All 15-year-old Kelly McAllister wants to do after high school graduation is attend art school. Academic work isn't important to her. When she studies at the library with her friends, she sometimes talks so much the librarian kicks her out.

After her teacher pressures her to start working on her current events paper, Kelly decides she has to take the assignment seriously. The only trouble is she can't think of a topic - until she discovers Mr. Weems, a homeless Vietnam vet who spends his days in the library. But writing about his plight isn't so easy. First, she must get to know him.

Mary Downing Hahn creates a stirring portrait of a teenager discovering that complex problems require more than simple solutions. Narrator Julie Dretzin fully captures all the joy and despair swirling through this thought-provoking young adult novel. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " Pretty dated. You can tell it was written in '88. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kirwin Irwin | 12/28/2013

    " excellant book about respecting the homeless and the elderly...real tear jerker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruth | 12/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading "December Stillness". Both heartbreaking and tender, it will touch hearts and serve as a sober reminder of how the past can affect the present. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 12/1/2013

    " Girl interested in Vietnam Veteran bum. Okay, kind of redundant, teenage style. Good ending. "

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