A Month of Sundays
By Ruth White
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374399122, 176pp.)
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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When Garnet's mother decides it's time for a change, she drops off her daughter at her aunt June's house in Black Rock, Virginia, while she goes to Florida to find a job. Garnet has never met her Aunt June, so she feels angry and abandoned. But Aunt June thinks Garnet is there for a reason. Each week, Garnet and June visit a different religious service as Aunt June, who has cancer, tries to find God. After a miraculous spiritual healing occurs and an unexpected visitor comes to town, Garnet learns the power of love and forgiveness, and what being a family truly means.
Ruth White has written many middle grade and young adult books. She received the Newbery Honor Award for Belle Prater's Boy. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
"Indeed, readers will warm to all of these characters who exude simple, unaffected grace and temperate, understandable human failings." --BCCB “Fans of quaint, historical settings, strong characters faced with difficult decisions, and love-conquers-all themes will enjoy this book.” --VOYA “White captures a small rural community in the mid-1950s that is peopled with likable, memorable characters.” --School Library Journal "...this heartwarming story has more than a touch of wonder. Expanding one’s emotional life, the work of teens, is beautifully captured here, and Garnet’s hard-won success will reach across the decades to today’s readers.” --Booklist Starred Review