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Miss Ophelia
by Mary Burnett Smith

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List Price: $14.99 (store prices may vary)
Format: Paperback
Classification: Fiction
Page Count: 288
ISBN13: 9780688163570
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

Book Description: 

Part coming-of-age story and part slice of life, this remarkable novel explores the issues of abortion, illegitimacy, adultery, and skin color.Rural Virginia, 1948. Belly Anderson is now in the autumn of her life. She cannot help but reminisce about the last summer of her childhood and the events that transpired which irrevocably changed her.A strong-willed and free-spirited eleven-year-old, Belly reluctantly leaves her home in rural Pharaoh and goes to Jamison to help her mean Aunt Rachel recover from surgery. Belly has two reasons for deciding to go to Jamison: She’s left alone when her only friend becomes pregnant and is sent away, and she hopes that she’ll be allowed to take piano lessons from Miss Ophelia—her mother’s childhood friend.While taking lessons from Miss Ophelia, Belly soon grows very fond of her teacher and forms a deep bond with her. Then, she learns a terrible secret about Miss Ophelia—a secret that forces Belly to grow up and learn what it really means to be an adult.Compelling, moving, and deeply absorbing, Miss Ophelia is an unforgettable, timely story that will resonate with readers long after the final page is turned.

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