A Month of Sundays (Hardcover)
Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374399122, 168pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
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.
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Praise For A Month of Sundays…
"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