Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm Up North at the cottage and reading this on the hammock.  This story, set in the swamps of the Florida panhandle, is keeping me warm during the brisk Michigan evenings...

As their island home and alligator-wrestling theme park is threatened by a sophisticated competitor, twelve-year-old Ava struggles to cope with her mother's death while her sister, brother, and father all try to deal with their grief in their own unusual ways.