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Silhouette of a Sparrow

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In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park -- a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she's expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians -- her father's wealthy cousin and the matron's stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.

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"Because of her father’s emotional illness, 16-year-old Garnet is sent to spend the summer of 1926 with wealthy relatives at a resort hotel in Excelsior, Minnesota. There, despite her relatives’ snobbish disapproval, she takes a job in a milliner’s shop where she meets the beautiful Isabella, a flapper and dancer at the local dance hall....[Garnet] longs to go to college to study science and perhaps become a field biologist. Her mother has other, more traditional plans for her future, however. Which path will Garnet pick, and what will happen to her relationship with Isabella?" -- Michael Cart, Booklist

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Recommended Age 13 and up
Author Molly Beth Griffin
ISBN 157131704X
Publication Date Sep 11, 2012
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Language English