Sunday, April 10, 2011
As per usual, Kephart writes with clarity, beauty and keen observation. I felt the weight of Katherine's grief - the tragic fragility of life and how all can be lost in an instant. Katherine cannot cope with the fact that the world bustles on, despite Anna's departure. Her parents refuse to talk about it, she has no other friends to turn to. But the Centennial fair, and the chance encounters it provides, brings hope back into Katherine's life.
This is a quiet story - no shocking revelations or sordid twists. It's power lies in its intense emotional honesty and its finely crafted prose.
Find out more about the book at the author's blog.