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Where the Lilies Bloom Paperback – September 18, 2001
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About the Author
While Vera and Bill Cleaver were best known and loved for Where the Lilies Bloom, they enjoyed a prolific writing career. Their other titles include: Delpha Green & Company, Dust of the Earth, I Would Rather Be a Turnip, The Kissimmee Kid, The Mimosa Tree, Trial Valley, and The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee.
Top Customer Reviews
But it's the language, the writing that really captivates the reader. The voices are so strong; you can hear Appalachia in every utterance; the cadence is so real. I was with this family -- in particular 14-year-old Mary Call -- for the entire journey, sharing their small victories, aching along with their profound sadness. Mary Call is a strong character; with her steely determination she is a force, a great role model for young girls.
I would highly recommend this book to young readers. It's an absolute treasure.
For girls, it teaches "can-do" through Mary Call's example of strength against adversity. May also have appeal to people interested in "wildcrafting" (herbs, roots).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's been a long time since I read this book (as an adult, not a student). I loved it so much I'm looking for a copy to re-read and keep in my library and share with my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JoAnna
I love this book. I first read it as a kid & every now and again have to re-read it.Published 11 months ago by LRB
Just a totally fantastically sweet book!!
Loved every page! Easily a quiet afternoon read, but you'll never forget it and I'll guarantee it will stay in your home library... Read more
I read this book as a project for a seventh grade english class but it's slightly out-dated and not well-known so it's hard to find anywhere. Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This book was an interesting look at life in the backwoods mountains of the Carolinas. I liked the main character Mary Call and I sympathised with her trying to provide for her... Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by HanakoGal