Where the Lilies Bloom

Where the Lilies Bloom

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Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed. But then winter comes, fast and furious, and Mary Call has to learn that the land where the lilies bloom is also a cruel and unforgiving place, and it may take more than a promise to keep her family together.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1989
Edition: First Harper Trophy edition
Copyright Date: ©1969
ISBN: 9780064470056
Branch Call Number: J CLEAVER
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Cleaver, Bill


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Jan 12, 2017

I read this over and over as a kid, and am now reading it to my son. Mary Call Luther is as tough at Katniss, but in a quiet way--she promises her dying sharecropper daddy to keep the family together, somehow. She's scrappy and tough, but their poverty-stricken life in the Appalachian hills is both beautiful and challenging.

Jul 09, 2013

The most boring book
I have ever read. Nothing happens. Watching paint dry is more exciting.


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