As the family has dissolved, Glennis has chosen to live with eccentric Aunt Wanda, who cooks only meals that come out of boxes, and wears rhinestone shirts and cowboy boots. When Wanda is at work, Glennis has no one but Skipper, Aunt Wanda's only son, to keep her company. But living with both of them has allowed Glennis to visit Dad every weekend at the correctional facility, where she is sure he'll ask her to help prove his innocence. Quite the opposite happens and Glennis is left wondering: If her life before is gone forever, then where does she stand now?
Patricia Calvert writes with power and grace in a novel that probes the intricacies of family relationships and the many prisons that we construct for ourselves.
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Twelve-year-old Glennis compares her family to Humpty Dumpty ""broken into a kazillion million pieces."" After her father is jailed for committing a white-collar crime and her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Glennis's brother and three sisters fly off in different directions to begin new live...| Read Full Review of Glennis, Before and After