Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck

After Years of Service,
Tried and True,
Heaven Stamped Her –

When the tornado hit in the spring of 1914, fourteen-year-old Eleanor “Peewee” McGrath thought the winds would die down after the bodies were reburied in the cemetery and the window repaired in the defunct town library. An orphan being raised by her older brother Jake, the two run a small garage out of an old horse livery and dream of the business coming their way when the asphalt road finally comes from Indianapolis. But the tornado was only a foreshadowing of the events to come when four co-educational students in the Library Science course at Butler University cruise into town and set their sights on reopening the library. Shocked to learn that Peewee is actually a girl, Irene Ridpath decides to take her under her wing and Peewee slowly realizes that there may be more to life than working with her brother in a dirty garage.

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