Almost paradise

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
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A heartfelt debut about a spunky girl determined to save her family and find her way home.

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along, but Eleanor has secrets of her own—secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.

It's not going to be easy for Ruby Clyde and Eleanor to heal old wounds, face the past, and learn to trust each other. But with enough little pieces of love, they might be able to bring their family together again, and learn that paradise isn't a place—it's the feeling of being home. Corabel Shofner's ALMOST PARADISE is a funny and heartfelt story of determination, belonging, and the joys of loving one another.

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9780374303785
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subject_facet Aunts -- Fiction, Aunts -- Juvenile fiction, Cancer -- Fiction, Cancer -- Juvenile fiction, Children of women prisoners -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Nuns -- Fiction, Nuns -- Juvenile fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction
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