Monday, January 23, 2012
Another bittersweet story from Patricia MacLachlan
Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan
Katherine Tegen Books, February 2012
Jake knows his grandpa Billy is going to live forever. Billy is a part of the land, and wants to be ever closer to it as he pines for a sod house he grew up in. When Billy falls ill, Jake and his family work to recreate the sod house so that Billy can return to the earth before he dies. As always, Patricia MacLachlan has taken difficult and powerful emotions and forged an important and uplifting novel.