In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

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Thomas Nelson
A motherless girl hungry for hope . . . and the dream that could be leading her astray.

A motherless girl hungry for hope . . . and the dream that could be leading her astray.

Almost two years have passed since twelve-year-old Allie Granderson’s beloved mother, Mary, disappeared into the wild tornado winds. Her body has never been found.

Allie clings to memories of her mother, just as she clings to the broken compass she left behind, the makeshift Nativity scene in the front yard, and her best friend Zach. But even with Zach at her side, the compass on her wrist, and the Nativity right outside the window, Allie cannot help but feel lost in all the growing up that must get done.

When the Holy Mother disappears from the yard, Allie’s bewilderment is compounded by the sudden movement of her mother’s compass.

Following the needle, Allie and Zach leave the city behind and push into the inky forest on the outskirts of Mattingly. For Allie, the journey is more than a ghost hunt: she is rejoining the mother she lost—and finding herself with each step deeper into the heart of the dark wood.

Brimming with lyrical prose and unexpected discoveries, In the Heart of the Dark Wood illustrates the steep transition we all must undergo—the moment we shed our childlike selves and step into the strange territory of adulthood.

Baker & Taylor
When the broken compass on her wrist—a gift given to her by her missing mother—begins working, Allie Granderson heads into the nearby woods with her friend Zach and her dog in tow, hoping to find something: her mother, the stolen Mary statue or even herself. Original.

& Taylor

Nearly two years after twelve year-old Allie Granderson's mother disappeared into the tornado winds, Allie receives a sign leading her and her friend Zach into the dark forest on the outskirts of town.

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, c2014
ISBN: 9781401690090
Branch Call Number: FIC COF
Characteristics: v, 378 p. ;,22 cm.


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