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Red ruby heart in a cold blue sea

by Rogers, Morgan Callan.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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A captivating debut, introducing a spirited young heroine coming of age in coastal Maine during the early 1960s.

When her mother disappears during a weekend trip, Florine Gilham's idyllic childhood is turned upside down. Until then she'd been blissfully insulated by the rhythms of family life in small town Maine: watching from the granite cliffs above the sea for her father's lobster boat to come into port, making bread with her grandmother, and infiltrating the summer tourist camps with her friends. But with her mother gone, the heart falls out of Florine's life and she and her father are isolated as they struggle to manage their loss.

Both sustained and challenged by the advice and expectations of her family and neighbors, Florine grows up with her spirit intact. And when her father's past comes to call, she must accept that life won't ever be the same while keeping her mother vivid in her memories. With Fannie Flagg's humor and Elizabeth Stroud's sense of place, this debut is an extraordinary snapshot of a bygone America through the eyes of an inspiring girl blazing her own path to womanhood.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When preteen Florine Gilham's mother disappears one summer without a trace, she doubts she'll ever feel normal again, and, unfortunately, her lobster-fisherman father is himself too broken up to advise Florine newly pitied, perennially misunderstood in navigating these rough seas. Luckily, there's Grand, her father's mother, who lectures and loves heartily, to teach her to make bread, knit sweaters, and try to accept her father's new search for happiness. This debut, coming-of-age novel sees Florine feistily and with difficulty grow into her adulthood, propped up by a handful of friends and loved ones who make both tragic exits and redemptive reappearances but more often than not choosing to rely on herself. Told in plain language and set in 1960s coastal Maine, the novel is rich in landscape and character, with regional dialect and phrases that will tip many mouths into grins despite its morose, hardened young heroine.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bildungsromans.
Publisher New York :Viking,2012
Language English
Description 308 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780670023400
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