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Empty Places

Author: Kathy Cannon  WEICHMAN
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2017
ISBN: 9781629794518
Review: For Adabel and her siblings in 1932, food is even more scarce due to her father's drinking away a good portion of his meager coal-miner salary. Things haven’t always been this bad; but since her mother disappeared, her father hasn’t been the same. Adabel can hardly remember her mother and sets out to learn what happened to her, discovering painful family secrets along the way. Authentic dialect and vivid characters buoy up this gritty depiction of one family's struggles in Depression-strangled small-town Kentucky.

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