The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle

by Rita Mae Brown

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In The Sand Castle , beloved American novelist Rita Mae Brown ( Rubyfruit Jungle ) revisits some of her most spirited and unforgettable characters—sisters Juts and Wheezie Hunsenmeir, and Juts’s precocious young daughter, Nickel—as they come together to cope with a life-defining loss.
It’s August, 1952, and seven-year-old Nickel sets off for a day at the seashore with her mother, aunt, and cousin Leroy. Everyone’s excited when they reach Chesapeake Bay—everyone except for Leroy, who is recently motherless and frightened of the world around him. Nickel delights in tormenting her cousin, but, as the group lounges on the beach and begins work on a magnificent sand castle, the sisters try to coax him out of his shell. As the sun swings higher in the sky, Nickel’s taunting of Leroy escalates and the weight of family history between her mother and aunt rises to the surface—until Leroy is bitten by a crab and all of their arguments fall away. It isn’t until years later that Nickel can see that single day at the beach for what it truly was—a life-changing lesson on family and all the pleasure and heartbreak that comes with it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802144232
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/08/2009
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 634,564
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Rubyfruit Jungle, The Hounds and the Fury, and the Sneaky Pie Brown mystery series.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career, and has over four hundred titles to her credit.

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"[A] sad, funny, always moving snapshot of a sort of love letter in the sand." —-Booklist Starred Review

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The Sand Castle 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read the story yet, but I feel cheated as the story is only 43 pages long but still cost me $8.00 and that was on sale!
Deniseog More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a short story about Juts and Wheezie then this is the book. The story was interesting but wasn't as good as six of one, bingo, or loose lips. This book killed all the characters except Nickel. This read as the last book of the series. I wished there was more to the series but as always Juts and Wheezie will keep you entertained.
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Never mind i like small clans not huge clans plus i just git a kingdom im in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i join she asked i would like to be a med cat ir deputy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He pads around camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flarekit( &male ), Vanillakit( &male ), Icekit( &female ), and Emberkit( &female ) need their apprentice ceremonies. They are all 6 moons ~ Sunstrike
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am fairly new to this clan. I ran away from Northclan when i was an apprentace, in search for Thistlekit( now Thistlepath). Finally i gave up hope and thought he had died so i went back to Northclan. I was then made a warrior. All my kithood friends were either missing or gone so i came here. Sandclan has served me well so far, and i will give you my respect and support, deputy or not. I hope you consider me as a possible choice for the rank of deputy. Thank you for your time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all- I have been in this Clan since a kit. Northvlanwas my birth clan but I ran away because SandClan was just... the right clan for me. I would be a good deputy because I have had expirience with deputyship in my other rps. Also because I respect EVERYONE, even to the smallest kit and I consider every idea, even if its almost impossible. I isually have good grammar and punctuation but tod im in a hurry so its sloppy. I a usually active, but i wont be on for three days, so dont think im lying. Please consider. It is your choice. And if you do pick me, i dont think ill be on at the ceremony (wont be on for three days) so dont chose another deputy if im not there. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im a male black taby with a a eed ad orange eye the red eye is my left eye i also have scare down my left eye my right eye is orange i am serious but can joke and if niceish but can get mean or stern is i have to i have no mate i was one a lab experiment but i got out i dont like to talk a bout it well thas all plz let me join i am trust worthy Ps.please stop moving
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&square CinderBranch shifted, yawning. "Sorry I've been gone." &square