Palace Beautiful (Paperback)

By Sarah DeFord Williams

Puffin Books, 9780142417454, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/15/2010)

List Price: 6.99*
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When sisters Sadie and Zuzu move to Salt Lake City, they discover an old journal in a secret room in their new house. Along with their neighbor, Bella, the girls take turns reading the story of a girl named Helen who lived during the flu epidemic of 1918. They soon become wrapped up in Helen's tale, which ends with a tragedy that has a scary parallel to Sadie and Zuzu's lives. Did Helen survive the flu? Is she still alive somewhere? Or could her ghost be watching them?

About the Author

Sarah DeFord Williams lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and three children. In addition to writing and spending time with her family, she loves being outdoors-especially in the mountains. She also plays guitar, sings, and enjoys songwriting. This is her first book.