The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia

By Mary Helen Stefaniak
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393341133, 342pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2010 Indie Next List
“Eleven year old Gladys Cailiff tells the story of the teacher that turned her small town upside down. In 1938, Grace Spivey came to town as a WPA hired teacher. She believed in field trips, costumes, and reading aloud from The Thousand Nights and a Night. But the real trouble started when she decided to revive the annual town festival. Great storytelling is alive! The reader will delight in the characters (and the camels) in this tale of the depression era South.”
-- Barbara Theroux, Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT

Stefaniak pens a big-hearted story of a Depression-era small town turned upside down by a worldly teacher.
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