With a Name like Love by Tess Hilmo

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One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011

When Ollie's daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit-- it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession? Ollie's longing for a friend and her daddy's penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial.


About Tess Hilmo

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Tess Hilmo is a writer and an amateur composer who lives in Highland, Utah.
Published September 27, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 257 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In July of 1957, the Love family rolls into the tiny town of Binder, Ark.

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Olivene "Ollie" Love is tired of life on the road with her mother and four younger sisters, as they follow her father, a traveling preacher, from one dirt-poor town to another in the southern U.S. in 1957.

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Deseret News

Inspired by her love of classic Southern gospel music, local author Tess Hilmo's debut novel for young readers is a remarkable story of love and hope.

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