Tending to Grace / Kimberly Newton Fusco
- Fusco, Kimberly Newton
- New York : Knopf, 
New York : Distributed by Random House.
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 167 pages ; 22 cm
Full Text available online
- When Cornelia's mother runs off with a boyfriend, leaving her with an eccentric aunt, Cornelia must finally confront the truth about herself and her mother.
520 Lenore is Cornelia₂s mother₇and Cornelia₂s fix-up project. What does it matter that Cornelia won₂t talk to anyone and is always stuck in the easiest English class at school, even though she₂s read more books than anyone else? She feels strong in the fixing. She cooks vegetable soup so Lenore will eat something other than Ring Dings; she lures her out of bed with strong coffee and waffles. She looks after the house when Lenore won₂t get out of bed at all. So when Lenore and her boyfriend take off for Vegas leaving Cornelia behind with eccentric Aunt Agatha, all Cornelia can do is wait for her to come back. Aunt Agatha sure doesn₂t want any fixing. Maybe this time it₂s Cornelia who could use it?
- 0375828621 (trade)
0375928626 (lib. bdg.)
- Schneider Family Book Award, 2006.
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