The Strange Night Writing of Jessamine Colter (Paperback)

By Cynthia C. DeFelice

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416979081, 56pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2008

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For nearly fifty years Jessamine Colter has chronicled the life of her small town through the elegant calligraphy that she provides for church posters, restaurant menus, school diplomas, notices of birth, marriages, deaths. And in young Callie Williams, who shares her passion for "fancy writing," Jessie has found an almost-daughter to love, train, and protect. But then Jessie discovers that she has been given the power to know the future, to write about events before they happen. It is a gift that brings pleasure but also heartache to her and to Callie.