Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

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Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Title: Louisiana's Way Home
By: Kate DiCamillo
Published: 2018
Call #: J DiCamill.K

Have you read Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo? This is the devastatingly beautiful sequel. You can read it without having read the previous book, but not matter what, read it. It is vintage Kate DiCamillo — loopy, sweet, painful, sorrowful and lovely. One of the best books I read this year.  I will recommend it to adults as well as kids: meet Granny and Louisiana and Burke and Clarence the Crow and Reverend Obertask and Miss Lulu the organist who tortures Bach and the merciless Bernice in curlers! Recommend it to the nearest reader. Read it out load to your favorite person. It may heal something inside of you to read this book. Betsy Bird calls it “a slim, handsome novel about grace.”

(If you’ve objected in the past to Kate DiCamillo books, this one is clean and disciplined and stays pointed to true north the whole time.)

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