The Parker Inheritance
by Varian Johnson
Publication Date: Mar 27, 2018
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Four starred reviews!
"Powerful…. Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." — The New York Times Book Review
When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn’t sure she should read it. It’s addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.
So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert’s history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter’s promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 21St Century
- Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism