Like the Willow Tree
Portland, Maine, 1918
Publication Date: January 2011
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Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand-new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series!
FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the spartan lifestyle of this isolated religious sect, which practices celibacy and pacifism, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new life that is nothing like the one she used to know.