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Sand Castle, the (2008) [Novel]
by Rita Mae Brown Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 4.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

It's August 1952, and seven-year-old Nickel Smith spends a day at the seashore with her mother, aunt, and cousin Leroy, who is recently motherless and frightened of the world around him. As the group begins work on a magnificent sand castle, the sisters try to coax Leroy out of his shell by telling stories about their own childhood trips to the shore. But Nickel's jealous taunting of her cousin escalates, and the weight of family history between her mother and aunt rises to the surface, until a surprise attack forces them all to come together, in a life-changing lesson on family and all the pleasure and heartbreak that comes with it.

Original title: The Sand Castle
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Sand Castle, the

Sand Castle, the (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Feisty Southern sisters Juts and Wheezie...are back and irascible as ever. The story unfolds in a single summer day and Brown creates palpable tension throughout, largely with tightly constructed dialogue...bittersweet...heartbreaking." Publishers Weekly
  • "An author for all readers, a writer with a flair for making...human exchanges irresistibly amusing." Newsweek
  • "Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter." Donna Shalala
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Sand Castle, the (July 8, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802118707
Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.36 x .68
Pages: 103

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