By Laura Harrington
A Boston Globe bestseller
"Nothing under an absolutely learned imaginative and prescient of a tender complex girl." —Entertainment Weekly
Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken while she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will pass over seeing Alice blossom right into a full-blown teen: she'll discover ways to force, sign up for the tune workforce, visit her first dance, and fall in love—all whereas attempting to be robust for her mom, Angie, and her precocious little sister. however the mobilephone calls from her father are by no means lengthy sufficient. instantly common and extremely own, Alice Bliss is a profoundly relocating tale approximately those people who are left at domestic in the course of wartime and a small-town teenage lady bravely dealing with the future.
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She didn’t really know anything about bread when she sold Gram on this idea, so she started small, just white, wheat, and rye. But Mrs. Piantowski fell in love with bread: Portuguese sweetbread, Finnish Nisu, Swedish limpa rye with caraway and fennel seed and orange rind, anadama, sticky buns, biscuits and scones and on and on. She got her husband to move the fridge into the pantry and install a second double oven. It is a bread adventure with Mrs. Piantowski, and Gram says she’s happy to go along for the ride.
And the sky overhead is raining stars. These are the Perseids her father has told her about. She wants to get up and go and find him, she wants to tell the boys, Look up! Look up! But she can’t move; there is magic occurring in front of her eyes. The heavens are throwing jewels at her feet. It is impossible, as impossible as fire on the water, as impossible as her hand on the chest of a naked boy, and yet here she is, seeing it with her own eyes. January 29th Matt Bliss is somebody who knows how to be happy.
But she can’t move; there is magic occurring in front of her eyes. The heavens are throwing jewels at her feet. It is impossible, as impossible as fire on the water, as impossible as her hand on the chest of a naked boy, and yet here she is, seeing it with her own eyes. January 29th Matt Bliss is somebody who knows how to be happy. A former engineer, he’s now a carpenter, doing what he loves, a craftsman, meticulous. He likes to say he escaped from his career and got himself a job. He coaches Little League even though neither of his daughters shows any aptitude for baseball.
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington