Stars in the Grass

Stars in the Grass

by Ann Marie Stewart
Stars in the Grass

Stars in the Grass

by Ann Marie Stewart


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Stars in the Grass is the recipient of the Christy® Award for Best Debut Fiction!

"The summer before I turned ten was idyllic-until August 3, 1970. At the time I didn't know what that word meant, not having heard it in a sermon or in one of Mom's vocabulary lessons. But it perfectly describes a time when I thought the world was safe and good things lasted forever. What I couldn't know then, but try to remember now, is how fragile and delicate are the moments we most treasure, and if they break into pieces, repairing means seeing anew."

Nine-year-old Abby McAndrews has just experienced her greatest loss, and in its wake, her family is unraveling with guilt, grief, and anger. Her father, Reverend McAndrews, cannot return to the pulpit because he has more questions than answers. Her older brother Matt's actions speak louder than the words he needs to confess, as he acts out in dangerous ways. Her mother tries to hold her grieving family together, but when Abby's dad refuses to move on, the family is at a crossroads.

Stars in the Grass, set in a small Midwestern town in 1970, is an uplifting novel that explores a family's relationships and resiliency. Abby's heartbreaking remembrances are balanced by humor and nostalgia as her family struggles with-and ultimately celebrates-life after loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781955893145
Publisher: Hidden Shelf Publishing House
Publication date: 06/30/2022
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Award winning author Ann Marie Stewart's first novel Stars in the Grass received the Christy® award for Best Debut Novel. After that debut, Ann is challenged and inspired for even greater storytelling. She originated the Preparing My Heart series and her column "Ann's Lovin' Ewe" is nationwide in The Country Register. When she's not writing a story, she may be acting it out or telling it through song, as she coaches musical theater. Ann loves hanging out with her husband and two adult daughters watching UVA Basketball and shepherding a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia-where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material for her next story.
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