The Shrouding Woman

The Shrouding Woman

by Loretta Ellsworth
The Shrouding Woman

The Shrouding Woman

by Loretta Ellsworth

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A young girl's awakening as she becomes an apprentice to a shrouder

It was once common practice for small towns to have a shrouding woman to help put their dead to rest. Still, when eleven-year-old Evie's Aunt Flo—herself a shrouding woman—comes to town, Evie knows little of a shrouding woman's ways and wants nothing to do with this aunt of hers, especially after her own mother's recent death. But as this mysterious woman slowly makes her way into Evie's life, her strong presence brings far more than signs of death to a grieving girl's home.

Set in the mid-1800s, this lyrically written novel, centered on the little-known practice of shrouding, sensitively touches on the healing process of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805081855
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

About the Author

Loretta Ellsworth is the author In Search of Mockingbird. A former schoolteacher and mother of four grown children, she lives in Lakeville, Minnesota, with her family.

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