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Shrouding Woman, the (2002) [Novel]
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The moving story of a young girl's struggle to face her mother's death.

"She traveled to our small white house near the Iowa border on a buckboard, her green bag caked with the dusty road . . . I knew that she was called "the Shrouding Woman" because I'd heard Papa use those words to describe her. I didn't know what it meant but I knew it had something to do with death."

It was once common practice for small towns to have a shrouding woman to help put their dead to rest. Still, when eleven-year-old Evie's Aunt Flo-herself a shrouding woman-comes to town, Evie knows little of a shrouding woman's ways and wants nothing to do with this aunt of hers, especially after her own mother's recent death. But as this mysterious woman slowly makes her way into Evie's life, her strong and sensitive presence brings far more than signs of death to a grieving girl's home.

Set in the mid-1800s, this beautifully written story, centered on the little-known practice of shrouding, touches on death and healing with sensitivity and quiet dignity.

Original title: The Shrouding Woman
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionUnited States and Canada
FictionChildren & Young AdultSocial IssuesIllness, Death, And Dying

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The Shrouding Woman (2002)
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Language: English

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The Shrouding Woman (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805081855
Pages: 151

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The Shrouding Woman (2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805066517
Pages: 160

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