When her mother decides that she needs to devote her summer to gaining entrance into a prestigious country club, Ratchet Clark is shipped off from her native Pensacola, Florida, to live in rural Maine with her 91-year-old twin aunts, Tilly and Penpen. Though wildly eccentric, the aunts manage to make Ratchet feel loved for the first time in her life. Penpen's insistence that we must always admit whoever shows up at the door often results in visits from bothersome guests. But as Ratchet learns, an unwelcome visitor may have more to offer than it seems.
Original title: The Canning Season
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult