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By Laura Harrington

Boston Globe bestseller 

"Nothing below a completely learned imaginative and prescient of a tender advanced girl." —Entertainment Weekly

Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken while she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will leave out seeing Alice blossom right into a full-blown teen: she'll learn how to force, subscribe to the song group, visit her first dance, and fall in love—all whereas attempting to be robust for her mom, Angie, and her precocious little sister. however the cellphone calls from her father are by no means lengthy sufficient. right now common and intensely own, Alice Bliss is a profoundly relocating tale approximately people who are left at domestic in the course of wartime and a small-town teenage lady bravely dealing with the future.

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She’s not exactly unfriendly; she just doesn’t talk much. Maybe she doesn’t know how difficult it is for a fifteen-year-old to initiate a conversation. Maybe with eight kids of her own she cherishes the quiet of these earlymorning hours and is not willing to sacrifice the silence to talk to one more child. But Mrs. Piantowski’s quiet today has more to do with the fact that her husband has taken to leaving their bed to wander through the house like a refugee from his own life. Isaac will not say they have too many children, he would never say that.

Usually all the loaves are stacked and ready to go, and then she and Mrs. Piantowski pack the cart together: coolest loaves on the bottom, warmest ones on top. Alice understands that this is probably about allowing the loaves to cool without getting soggy, but it also creates this heady perfume as she walks down the street. She imagines the fresh bread smells wafting like a banner over her head—the best advertising imaginable. ” There’s never much chat with Mrs. Piantowski. She’s not exactly unfriendly; she just doesn’t talk much.

Even though Alice sometimes wonders how she gets roped into this stuff. On the other hand, Alice has never met anyone who can say no to Gram. She used to use Ellie’s red Radio Flyer wagon until neighbors complained about the noise as she squeaked and bumped her way along the sidewalks in the predawn. Then Gram got her a rubber wheeled grocery basket like the ones old ladies use in metropolitan areas. Alice feels ridiculous, but at least now she’s quiet. It’s exactly quarter of six Sunday morning when Alice arrives at the backdoor to Mrs.

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