Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor

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A perfect summer read set in a mysterious artists' estate in the idyllic Midwestern countryside

It's the summer before seventh grade, and twelve-year-old Raine O'Rourke's mother takes a sudden job at Sparrow Road--a dilapidated mansion that houses a group of eccentric artists. While Raine's mother works as the cook and housekeeper, Raine is left to figure out why she and her mother have really come to Sparrow Road. Secrets seem to be everywhere, but it's an unexpected secret from Raine's own life--the reason she's come to Sparrow Road--that changes her forever.

An affecting and beautifully written story of family and forgiveness, Sparrow Road is a perfect pick for the middle-grade set.

About Sheila O'Connor

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Sheila O'Connor ( lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sparrow Road is her debut work for children.
Published May 12, 2011 by Puffin. 259 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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The mystery of why her mother suddenly took a job at a summer artists' refuge far from home is solved when 12-year-old Raine meets Gray James, the father she never knew.

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As the days pass, and Rainne settles in with the artists, a number of things begin taking place that Rainne doesn’t understand.

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