Wednesday 7 October 2009

New YA Novel

Finished October 6
The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff
This historical novel takes place in the 1850s when Pell runs away from her home and village the night before she is to get married. With her, she takes her youngest sibling, a mute boy named Bean, and her horse Jack.
She sees how marriage and motherhood wore down her mother and determines that she cannot live that life. On the road to Salisbury, she meets interesting, helpful and dangerous people. One of the people that helps her is a Gypsy woman with several children, Esther. When she is unexpected left without the meagre earnings and without her possessions, she must find a way to find what she has lost and make a living.
Pell's emotional ties to her family are stronger than she expects, and ultimately alter the course of her travels.

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