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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (557 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary McGarry Morris Narrator: Judith Ivey Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Abandoned by his beautiful wife, Irene, Henry and their two young children, Thomas and Margaret, spend that summer in a tent on the edge of Black Pond. Henry, an itinerant butcher, struggles to provide for them, but often must leave them alone as he travels the county in search of work. He has not told the children why their mother left or if she'll return. When Mrs. Phyllis Farley, a prosperous neighbor, begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, Henry must weigh an unusual proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book very much. It was a tale of hard times amidst hard times. The setting was the Great Depression but the struggles were not only grounded in poverty but in family values. The powerlessness of being a kid was the gripping theme. Terrible injustices and just plain bad luck attempt to defeat two siblings who try to find their way home to ordinary comforts that we take for granted. I wept with joy and ground my teeth in anger. I could not put this quick read down. I just had to know if Thomas( the 12 year old protagonist) would prevail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen Reardon | 2/15/2014

    " This book is a tragically sad story of a brother and sister living in VT during the Great Depression. They are passed from house to house, always looking for their mom and when they find her, she doesn't really want them. The end moves the story ahead a number of years and you find out how the siblings turned out as adults, which is probably what saved this book in the end. I read another book by McGarry Morris and it too was a sad story. I don't know if I will pick up another of hers to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jacinthe | 2/6/2014

    " Great characters! Good portrayal of the Depression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 1/26/2014

    " The story takes place during the Great Depression and tells what happens to a brother and sister after their mother leaves. It is a sad story but worth reading. I will look for other books by this author. "

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