How It Happened in Peach Hill

By Jocelyn, Marthe

Publishers Summary:
When fifteen-year-old Annie Grey and her "clairvoyant" mother arrive in Peach Hill, New York, in 1924, each finds a reason for wanting to finally settle down, but to reach their goals they will have to do some serious lying and Annie will have to stand up for herself.

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ISBN
978-0-37583-701-2 978-0-37593-701-9
Publisher
Lamb Random


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2007

Gr 5-9 During the 1920s, 15-year-old Annie travels from town to town in upstate New York with her mother, a self-proclaimed spiritual adviser. Annie is her mother's secret weapon: by posing as an idiot, she can eavesdrop on conversations around town and gather fodder for "Madame Caterina's " fortune-telling sessions. The downside, of course, is that Annie is never able to let anyone learn just how intelligent and lonely she really is. When they move to Peach Hill, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2007

During the First World War and the 1917 influenza epidemic, Madame Caterina, Spiritual Advisor, practiced the art of the con. She provided grieving wives and mothers contact with the departed and even gave advice from the Other Side, embellished from mere scraps of information learned about her clients' lives. As the country recovers from its tragedies, Madame Caterin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2007

"Spiritual advisor" Madame Caterina and her daughter Annie move to Peach Hill, where Annie poses as feeble-minded to listen i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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