Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

by Virginia Hamilton

Because her mother's work takes her far from home, 14-year-old Tree is left in... read more

Because her mother's work takes her far from home, 14-year-old Tree is left in charge of running the household and caring for her older brother, Dabney. Although Tree's life is full of uncertainty, she accepts it as it is until she encounters the ghost of her uncle, Brother Rush, through whom she can enter into the forgotten world of her early childhood. By reliving several childhood experiences, she is able to raise questions about the past which are essential to her understanding of the present. Hamilton once again proves herself as a great stylist in this extraordinary, highly original story of family relationships. One of the outstanding time fantasies written recently. (Honor Book - CCBC Mock Newbery Straw Vote) (11 years and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1982

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