Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Molly Beth Griffin is the Minnesota Author in the Spotlight here on Booksnob for the month of April. Her book Silhouette of a Sparrow is up for the Minnesota Book Award and the award ceremony is this weekend. Molly along with her publisher, Milkweed Press are giving away 5 hardcover copies of her amazing Young Adult novel to residents of the U.S.
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.
Silhouette of a Sparrow is a coming-of-age story about a search for wildness in a confining time, and a simultaneous quest for security in an era full of unrest. It is the tale of a young woman’s discovery of the science of risk and the art of rebellion, and of course, the power of unexpected love.
Ends 4/30 at midnight
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