Emotionally Powerful. The poems are so well done that they really tell the story in a manner that is gripping in its emotional power and with a wealth of detail that enables us to picture the place and people. I couldn't put it down; it made me laugh and cry. It's a terrific book for adults as well as the young adults for whom it is intended and I can't recommmend it highly enough.
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Ms. Williams' masterful art of telling a moving story involving charcters we care and/or wonder about touched me the way Karen Hesse's Out Of The Dust did. I just put it down, and I'm going back for my second read. A Wonderful Story For All Ages. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. This book is exquisitely written. Telling the story in poems produces a demand on the author to make every word count. And Julie Williams delivers a spare, haunting, passionate tale about loss, injustice, tenderness, and forgiveness.
The tornado that is a prologue to this work, set in northern Minnesota in the early 1960s, serves as a metaphor for lives ripped asunder much as a genuine twister tears up land and property. A lot in 14-year-old Allie’s life falls apart: her beloved father dies; her emotionally unstable mother disappears ever more frequently; and she witnesses shocking injustices committed against Native American neighbors and classmates.
Passions flare, secrets unravel and love blossoms in the heart of the summer season. As summertime flourishes, it’s time for new beginning. eartsease House is in desperate need of renovation. As the warm days of summer draw closer, Heartsease House and its beautiful love-knot garden are transformed. But will Joel, Kezzie and Lauren be able to restore their own hearts? Kick off your sandals, enjoy a glass of rose and escape into a gorgeous novel this summer with Julia Williams.
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Allie Benton's summer at her grandparents' house in Minnesota is the same as it's always been: northern lights and pine trees, family gossip and root beer floats. She's come here to escape Nebraska's tornado season every summer for as long as she can remember. The only difference is, this time no one's coming to take her back to Nebraska when fall rolls around.
With her father dead, her mother run off to heaven knows where, and her twin brother, seven years buried, just a ghost in her memory, Allie settles in with her grandparents for a cold Minnesota winter. But it's hard to fit in at a new school when her family can't afford to buy her a pair of blue jeans. And, in an ethnically divided community, Allie isn't even allowed to choose the friends she wants-handsome Joey Redfern and Lidia, the beautiful Ojibwe girl who calls Allie my niijikwe, "my friend."
With a strong poetic voice, Julie Williams creates snapshots of Allie piecing a new life together- longing for her mother, grieving for her father, remembering her brother, and struggling to do what's right in an imperfect world. As the people around her come and go, Allie starts to get a sense of who she is, and of what she can hold on to despite the changes in her world.