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The Rope Walk



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Author
Brown, Carrie
Descriptors
African-Americans
AIDS
Artists
Brothers and Sisters
Childhood
Children
Coming-of-Age
Death and Dying
Fathers and Daughters
Interracial Marriages
Literate Fiction
Small-town Life
Suicide
Widowers
Location/Setting:
Vermont
Time Period:
2000s
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Summary
Alice MacCauley is looking forward to summer vacation when her five older brothers will be home from college. Her tenth birthday changes all her plans when two strangers attend her party. Theo is the biracial grandson of family friends, and Kenneth is the AIDS-stricken brother of a neighbor. Kenneth requests that Alice and Theo read to him a few afternoons a week. Inspired by the journals of Lewis and Clark, Alice and Theo work all summer to create a grand gift for Kenneth, only to have it end with perilous and unimagined consequences.
Critique
Carrie Brown's lyrical writing winds its way through one life-changing summer. Alice, thoughtful and serious, and Theo, hyperactive and inquisitive, are portrayed with affection and realism. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9780375424632
  iBistro
# of Pages
336
Published
2007
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Reviewer's Initials: RW JS


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