Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Year The Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Firtzmaurice

Eleanor "Groovy" Robinson has aspirations of becoming a world class chef, and cooks some pretty good meals right now. But, at 11, there are a lot of things that can happen in your life before you make it to culinary school.

Suddenly her father is arrested and put in jail. A best friend's mother who has long been missing shows back up at home. She finds out her MOTHER put her father in jail! And she's totally lost and confused. She even quits cooking...

But life goes on and she finds it's important to expect the unexpected, that things don't always turn out like you might plan, and that forgiveness is important to get on with life.

She also sees the swallows return early that year, and it gives her hope.

If you'd like to read this story, just leave a comment here on my blog and send an email to and I'll do a drawing for this Advance Reader's Edition I have.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a sweet book, Jo.
Nicole from HTF

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a story my granddaughter would enjoy.
Jo Ann, you are real sweetie to do a give away.
Thanks my friend!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book that a young person could learn from, especially that they aren't all alone with problems.

Kathryn Fitzmaurice said...

Hi Jo Ann, Thank you for mentioning The Year the Swallows Came Early on your bookseller's blog. If you want, I can send along a signed postcard to pop into the ARC you're giving away. Just let me know. Kathryn

Journey of a Bookseller said...

Kathryn, that would be lovely - make it even more special for the person receiving it!

Great idea!

Kathryn Fitzmaurice said...

If you want, you can send me your address via my website, if that is convenient for you. I'll get it right out to you tomorrow! :)

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