Results of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the year 1995.
A collection of nine stories by the popular Canadian author, including “The Night of the Pomegranate,” “Save the Moon for Kerdy Dickus,” and “The Hope Bakery.”
Slim’s father, a charismatic actor named Mack, is dying of AIDS. Slim and Mack’s companion, Larry, help care for Mack. Soon Slim joins a support group for family members who live with people who have AIDS. There she meets Isaiah, who believes their parents can be cured by the Miracle Man in the “Hungry Valley” north of Los Angeles. Slim believes only what she sees: that her father and others are dying and no one is trying to stop it. But Isaiah’s faith in miracles rubs off on Slim, and with their family and friends they journey into the mountains to find their own moment of magic.
Twelve-year-old Angela, her brother, Brian, and their parents are spending their vacation with Gram and Great-Grandmother GrandMin. Angela is lonely in her mother’s hometown of Gatesville, once called Jericho. There’s no one her age, and she cannot get used to the fact that GrandMin doesn’t recognize her. In alternate sections, the past and present lives of the protagonists, Min and Angela, unfold.
This is the engrossing story of four generations of women, going back to Great-Grandmother GrandMin…
“Who did you say you were?” GrandMin asks Angela, and not for the first time. Angela answers patiently, but she cannot get used to the fact that GrandmaMin does not know her. Twelve-year-old Angela, her brother, Brian, and their parents are spending their vacation with Gram and Great-Grandmother GrandMin. Angela is lonely in her mother’s hometown of Gatesville, once called…[more]