Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Gathering of Days (1980)

Aaarrggghh!! I got on to post about the 1982 and 1983 books and found that I had forgotten to write about '80 and '81!! And now it has been probably 3 months since I read them. Well...

A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos, takes us back to New England of the 1830s.  It is the journal of Catherine Cabot Hall, age 13, and tells of her life from 1830-1832.  It is a slow-moving book, but well-written and sweet.  She has hard times--death of a good friend, escaped slave in the neighborhood, choices to make about helping him, the remarriage of her father.  She has good times--school, fun with friends, learning to love her new step-mother.

Blos, Joan W. A Gathering of Days. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979.

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