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Mary McGarry Morris
Birth date: February 10, 1943
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Muriellerites
Muriellerites rated it 3 years ago
Songs in Ordinary Time, by Mary McGarry Morris, is a novel set in the small village of Atkinson, Vermont in the early 1960’s. It’s the end of the school year when expectations are high, and people figure the summer will never end.There’s a definite struggle in the village to hang on to the complacen...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 3 years ago
I somehow managed to make 3 references to The Simpsons in my original draft of these -- and almost made one more before I decided to knock it off. I only left one, it seemed apt. The major difference between this book and The Simpsons, of course, is that one brings happiness, smiles and joy to peopl...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it 3 years ago
This is the heartbreaking account told by 13 year old Thomas during the Depression era. He lives in Vermont in a tent in the woods with his dad and his younger sister Margaret after his mother leaves to "seek a better job elsewhere." A perfect example of how children interpret the mysteries of a...
Rapid Eye Movements
Rapid Eye Movements rated it 6 years ago
Big baggy train wreck. Like any good train wreck, bits of the gore and debris are compelling.
Jude's World
Jude's World rated it 8 years ago
The summer of Nellie Peck's thirteenth year is fraught with peril, and the impending vagaries of adulthood.The family hardware business is failing, and dad (Benjamin) is busy writing a history of the town, while the family finances go haywire. Mom has to go back to work to pay the bills which leads ...
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