Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Author: Patricia MacLachlan

First line: "Did Mama sing every day?" asked Caleb.

Why you should read this book: Anna remembers the mother who died bringing her little brother, but when her father announces that Sarah is coming, Anna's only concern is enticing this new potential mother to stay. Anna and Caleb fall in love with Sarah, but they worry that their flat, prairie home is not lovely enough, and that Sarah will pack up her cat, Seal, and her seashells, and return to the ocean instead of marrying their father and staying with them forever. This classic, award winning volume is a fast read about the forms that love takes and the intersection of family, place, and identity.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You had a recent bad experience with a mail order bride.


Comrade Kevin said...

Mom used to read that book to my sisters and I when we were growing up.

I have very fond memories.

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well sarah is little weird for this post

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