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Title:
Silent star : hope was fragile that long ago winter in Haven, Pennsylvania
Author:
Peterson, Tracie.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Bethany House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
205 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 4.0 74324.
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ISBN:
9780764228247
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Facing the holidays with dread because of his job delivering telegrams during World War II, young Andy Gilbert finds himself harboring a death wish and finds hope and renewal from an elderly woman who offers him comfort and wisdom. Original.


Author Notes

Tracie Peterson has written more than fifty historical and contemporary novels, including the YUKON QUEST and the SHANNON SAGA series. Her books make regular appearances on CBA bestseller lists. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects including inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.


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Library Journal Review

Scarred by a tragic accident, Andy Gilbert has never felt more alone in the world, especially with the holidays approaching. His job as a telegram carrier unfortunately involves delivering bad news, specifically notification of the death of a loved one on the battlefields of World War II. No one wants to see him coming their way, and the isolation has all but destroyed Andy's spirit. But a chance encounter with an older widow, Estella Nelson, brings hope as she recognizes Andy's pain and reaches out in a way that will change their lives as well as affect their small Pennsylvania town. Reminiscent of It's a Wonderful Life, Peterson's sweet novella is a perfect holiday treat with crossover appeal. Recommended for most libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.