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The Secret Hum of a Daisy (Hardcover)
Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Gracewants tofinallyhave a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels andwill always regret that her last words to herwere angry ones.
After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds cluesin a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it isher mother, showing her the way to her true home.
Lyrical, poignant andfresh, The Secret Hum of a Daisy is a beautifully told middle grade tale with a great deal of heart.
About the Author
Tracy Holczer lives inSouthern California. The Secret Hum of the Daisy is her debut."
"A lovely and captivating debut...Holczer writes with depth, heart, and a poetic lilt...nuanced characters engage from beginning to end."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation."--Kirkus Reviews
For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history. - Linnea