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A Certain Strain of Peculiar

By Gigi Amateau

A teenager journeys from shame to strength when she moves to her grandmother's farm.

This is the last time Mary Harold will have a panic attack at school when kids call her "the grossest girl." If Mom won t move back to Alabama, her thirteen-year-old daughter will just have to drive herself 691 miles to Grandma Ayma's farmhouse and a whole new life. With Ayma s loving support, Mary Harold is soon strong enough to help Bud, the Cherokee farm manager, wrangle the cows, and confident enough to stand up for his daughter, Dixie, a girl with a strain of peculiar that makes her whinny and stamp like a horse to keep the world at bay. Mary Harold still misses her mom, but as she listens to her own heart, she discovers how powerful and surprising the bonds of family can be.

  • A story infused with southern spirit and heart.

About the author

Gigi Amateau is the author of "Chancey of the Maury River" and "Claiming Georgia Tate". She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

ISBN: 9780763630096
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Dimensions: 133 x 196mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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