The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard

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A young boy must come to terms with the moral prejudices of his small town in rural 1950s Ontario when he befriends the daughter of a young widow who moves in next door. Gracie is unlike anyone Luke has ever met – fun, charming, imaginative and full of life. But when the townsfolk discover that her mother’s past is less than completely honourable, they set out to isolate both mother and daughter. This striking new novel from Valerie Sherrard explores themes of friendship, loyalty, hypocrisy, and forgiveness.

 

About Valerie Sherrard

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  Valerie Sherrard was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and now resides in New Brunswick. The author of many picture books and young adult novels, Valerie is the author of the acclaimed TUMBLEWEED SKIES of which a starred review in Booklist said: "Grandma is as mean as the evil stepmother character in a classic fairy tale, but this moving novel is far from fantasy; it is its realism that makes it so powerful."  
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 192 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books. Fiction

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Set on the Canadian prairie, as was Tumbleweed Skies (2009), Sherrard’s latest movingly documents 11-year-old Luke’s coming of age in 1946 as he comes to deeply love his new neighbor, Gracie, also 11.

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