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I Know an Old Lady: A Coming of Age Novel (udgave 2020)

af Margaret Standafer (Forfatter)

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It??s the summer of 1972, and Kansas wheat fields are baking under the relentless sun. Teenagers are celebrating the first taste of freedom as they line their pockets with newly printed driver??s licenses and long-awaited paychecks. Days off are spent at the town??s only lake, nights under the yellow lights of the drive-in restaurant. But Billy Tupper??s life is a far cry from that of other teenagers. One mistake too many lands him in front of a judge who sentences him to a summer working for Old Lady Baxter, the victim of his latest carelessness? and the rumored child killer of Munroe, Kansas. As Billy sweats his way through endless months of mowing her lawn, weeding her garden, and painting her house, he also searches for the evidence to prove she??s guilty, but what he finds, and what he learns about himself, will change his life forever. I Know an Old Lady is a touching coming-of-age story of loss and redemption, of understanding and compassion, and of a family torn apart and slowly put back together. I Know an Old Lady is Billy… (mere)
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Titel:I Know an Old Lady: A Coming of Age Novel
Forfattere:Margaret Standafer (Forfatter)
Info:Misty Lake Press (2020), 339 pages
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I Know An Old Lady by Margaret Standafer is a coming-of-age story that covers the summer of 1972. Billy Tupper is sixteen and angry that due to his carelessness the judge has sentenced him to a summer of working for Old Lady Baxter. He is bitter about many things in his life but mostly for the death of his mother when he was twelve. Now he has to give up his summer to work for Mrs. Baxter, she who is rumored to be a child killer. He decides to take advantage of being on her farm to really look around and search for clues to her guilt.

As Billy works through the long hot summer days of mowing lawns, weeding the garden and painting the large farm house, things begin to slowly change. Instead of evidence of her guilt, Billy grows closer to the old lady and actually learns some very important life lessons. Meanwhile his father who has been painfully absent these last few years seems to have realized that Billy needs a father and is trying to be that for him.

I Know An Old Lady was a touching story that perhaps tied everything together too neatly but I did enjoy reading about Billy and his life in the small Kansas town. As this is a YA story, I was able to accept the neat ending although I do know that real life is seldom that simple. I found the book to be a relaxing, light read that left me with a smile on my face. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | May 22, 2023 |
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It??s the summer of 1972, and Kansas wheat fields are baking under the relentless sun. Teenagers are celebrating the first taste of freedom as they line their pockets with newly printed driver??s licenses and long-awaited paychecks. Days off are spent at the town??s only lake, nights under the yellow lights of the drive-in restaurant. But Billy Tupper??s life is a far cry from that of other teenagers. One mistake too many lands him in front of a judge who sentences him to a summer working for Old Lady Baxter, the victim of his latest carelessness? and the rumored child killer of Munroe, Kansas. As Billy sweats his way through endless months of mowing her lawn, weeding her garden, and painting her house, he also searches for the evidence to prove she??s guilty, but what he finds, and what he learns about himself, will change his life forever. I Know an Old Lady is a touching coming-of-age story of loss and redemption, of understanding and compassion, and of a family torn apart and slowly put back together. I Know an Old Lady is Billy

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