by Alice Hoffman
Time: Present (1980s)
Read: September, 1989
A very moving story about 11-year-old Amanda who develops AIDS as a result of a blood transfusion. 182 more words
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It took me a long time to get through this book, it was lovely and it was very evocative of a growing New York at the beginning of the 20th century but it was quite slow paced and nothing really happens (that much anyway) until the end. 46 more words
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For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town. If a damp spring arrived, if cows in the pasture gave milk that was runny with blood, if a colt died of colic or a baby was born with a red birthmark stamped onto his cheek, everyone believed that fate must have been twisted, at least a little, by those women over on Magnolia Street.