Product Details
List Price:
$7.99
Ages:
10 to 18
Grades:
5 to 12
Pages:
312
Published:
10/2014
Imprint:
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-292-7

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About the Book

Overview

Now that Daddy has returned from fighting Hitler and Ann Fay is home from the polio hospital, life should get back to normal. But Ann Fay discovers she no longer fits easily into old friendships and Daddy has been traumatized by the war. Her family and social life are both falling apart. Ever responsible, she tries to fix things until she finally admits that she herself needs fixing. She travels to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt, where she finds comfort, healing, and even a little romance. Although this invigorating experience does not solve all her problems, it does give Ann Fay a new view of herself. In this Parents' Choice Awards Recommended Book, sequel to Blue, Ann Fay makes new friends, reevaluates old relationships and discovers her unique place in the community.

Reviews

"The best part of Comfort is Hostetter's loving depiction of life in the rural South in the 1940s." –Booklist

"Exceptional historical fiction." --School Library Journal

"Contains vivid descriptions of postwar rural America, polio treatment, small-town life, the ravages of war and the importance of family." --Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Joyce Moyer Hostetter is the author of four historical novels, including Blue, winner of the International Reading Association Children’s Book Award, and its sequel, Comfort. She lives with her husband in North Carolina, close to her two adult children and nine grandchildren. joycemoyerhostetter.com

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