“This is a superb book, convincing and profoundly affecting.” —Publishers Weekly
“. . . Just read the first page, just the first paragraph, of Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Then stop—if you can.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Few writers for young people are as daring, inventive, and challenging to read as Virginia Hamilton.” —The Horn Book
From the Back Cover
The first time Teresa saw Brother was the way she would think of him ever after. Tree fell head over heels for him. It was love at first sight in a wild beating of her heart that took her breath. But it was a dark Friday three weeks later when it rained, hard and wicked, before she knew Brother Rush was a ghost.
Why had he come to her, with his dark secrets from a long-ago past? Was it to help Dab, her retarded older brother, wracked with mysterious pain? Was it for her mother, Vy, who loved them the best she knew how, but wasn't home enough to ease the terrible longing?
Whatever secrets he held, Tree knew she must follow. She must follow Brother Rush through the magic mirror, and find out the truth. About all of them.