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Book Title: Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows|
The author of the book: Douglas Armstrong
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.16 MB
Date of issue: October 25th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781450258753
Read full description of the books Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows:Winner
Anne Powers Fiction Book Award
Best Novel of 2010 by a Wisconsin writer
Council for Wisconsin WritersEmma Starkey is a spunky little girl trying hard to be charitable and virtuous. But her calculated attempts have a way of backfiring with tumultuous consequences in this poignant story of small-town life in 1920s Kansas. As Emma's cranky grandmother observes, "Even sunflowers cast shadows."Weaving through four years of Emma's engaging disasters is her chaotic friendship with a transplanted Yankee whiz kid, Margaret Drummond, whose family arrives one summer burdened with a heavy secret and a flair for the dramatic. Emma's and Margaret's brothers and sisters become friends, too, but their screwball pursuits and youthful infatuations spawn rivalries that threaten to split them apart.Perilous-even tragic-turns await, along with powerful and unexpected lessons about friendship, jealousy, compassion, and the curious world of grown-ups.Cornucopia, Kansas, is filled with colorful crackpots, bullies, and quiet heroes. In their stories, and most especially Emma's, "Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows" recaptures a faded moment when innocence could still be lost grudgingly.
Read information about the authorAward-winning author Douglas Armstrong has been a newspaper reporter, editorial writer, columnist, and film critic. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, from Ellery Queen to Boys' Life. Born in Kansas, Armstrong now lives in Wisconsin. He is married and the father of four. "Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows" is his first novel.
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