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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."
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Karen Cushman has a long-standing interest in history. She says, "I wanted to know what ordinary life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Like Lucy, Karen was uprooted from the midwest as a child and transplanted to California. She now lives on Vashon Island, WA. karencushman.com@cushmanbooks