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Mulberry
by Paulette Boudreaux

Published: 2015-10-01
Paperback : 307 pages
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Mulberry is a gripping and beautifully written tale of family crisis and personal strength that focuses on Maddy, an eleven-year-old girl struggling to keep herself and her three younger brothers, afloat in small-town segregated Mississippi in the early 1960s. After Maddy’s newborn baby ...
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Mulberry is a gripping and beautifully written tale of family crisis and personal strength that focuses on Maddy, an eleven-year-old girl struggling to keep herself and her three younger brothers, afloat in small-town segregated Mississippi in the early 1960s. After Maddy’s newborn baby sister falls ill and her mother decides she must accompany the baby to the far-away state hospital, Maddy finds herself in charge of her brothers as it becomes apparent that their combat veteran father is not up to the task. Despite having to navigate the challenges of the grown-up world under her father’s increasing neglect, Maddy is able to find strength, wisdom, and, eventually, hope for a better future.

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by Ljwagoner (see profile) 07/05/17

This story begins & ends with the 11 year old heroine, Maddie, in a Mulberry tree. The story in between takes the reader on a heart wrenching journey as Maddie strives to keep her family together through... (read more)

 
  "View from the Mulberry Tree"by jmmowrey (see profile) 01/12/16

Well written account of a young woman growing up in a hardscrabble environment in small town Mississippi. Beautiful characterizations, especially of Maddie and her family as the struggle to survive after... (read more)

 
by McCue2 (see profile) 01/12/16

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