Monday, 27 August 2012

'The Springsweet' by Saundra Mitchell

 
 
Release date: 17th April 2012
Published by: Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN No: 978 0547608426
 
 
Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiance, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a "springsweet" to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land. Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.
 
 
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