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Grace Above All

2015
Author:

Jane St. Anthony

Grace Above All

The touching companion novel to The Summer Sherman Loved Me

When an unexpected companion shows up in the middle of a crisis, thirteen-year-old Grace gains hope that maybe the summer won’t be a disaster after all. In Grace Above All, readers will experience a young summer romance and join Grace in gaining a newfound appreciation of family.

Jane St. Anthony has the gift of writing child characters that think and behave like actual children, rather than glib little people filtered through an adult sensibility. They are perfectly etched with an uncommon specificity and generosity of heart.

Kirkus Reviews

Thirteen-year-old Grace is not looking forward to her summer vacation. She’ll have to fend for herself and take care of her siblings while her mom smokes the day away in the back bedroom of the cabin. But when an unexpected companion shows up in the middle of a crisis, she gains hope that maybe the summer won’t be a disaster after all. In Grace Above All, readers will experience a young summer romance and join Grace in gaining a newfound appreciation of family.

Grace Above All

Jane St. Anthony is the author of The Summer Sherman Loved Me and Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Grace Above All

Jane St. Anthony has the gift of writing child characters that think and behave like actual children, rather than glib little people filtered through an adult sensibility. They are perfectly etched with an uncommon specificity and generosity of heart.

Kirkus Reviews

St. Anthony effectively explores the netherworld of early adolescent friendship and love. . . . Sweet, poignant, and authentic to its 1960s setting, St. Anthony’s novel features well-drawn characters of all ages who awaken to love.

Booklist

St. Anthony successfully places tough realities against a nostalgic 1960s backdrop, creating a sharp relief. . . . A lovely, if mild, read for a lazy summer afternoon.

School Library Journal

A fine teen leisure read about self-understanding and relationships.

Children’s Bookwatch

The value of family and the presence of hope against the odds make this a powerful little story.

Kliatt

Light on plot and strong on charm, Grace Above All is a rewarding and fast read.

VOYA