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“This is your brain on water.” That’s the message of acclaimed marine biologist and conservationist Wallace J. Nichols’s new book Blue Mind, a look at how water makes us happier at home, more successful at work, healthier in body and soul, more creative, and more...

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One Came Home

In all good westerns, place is palpable. Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871 was the site of the largest passenger pigeon nesting ever, a flock covering 850 square miles. The birds in flight darkened the sky, soiled the town like dirty snow, and made wild pigeon pie a staple in most homes. Thirteen-year-old Georgie, living in Placid, is content to help Ma and Grandfather Bolte run the general store. Her older sister, Agatha, on the other hand, yearning to be accepted into a college that would allow a woman student, leaves town. When a body wearing her clothing is found, but in such poor condition that its identity cannot be confirmed, Georgie refuses to believe that her sister is dead, and taking her Springfield rifle (she’s the best shot around), hits the road. One Came Home is a gritty, engrossing mystery/western with superb comic relief. Grades 6–9.

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One Came Home (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375873454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling, 1/2014

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