The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

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Adult , Fiction , Mystery

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
By: Cannon, Joanna
Published: 2016
Call #: Mystery Canno.J

A record-setting heat wave in England in 1976 sets all the neighbors’ nerves on end. Gracie and Tilly, ten year olds who lives on The Avenue, watch the adults, closely following their reactions to the disappearance of Mrs. Creasy  from Number Eight. Mrs. Creasy was well-liked; everyone told her their secrets.  Now the neighbors are both hopeful and afraid that she will return. The children decide that if they can find God, everyone will stop arguing and find peace. To do that, they interview each of the adults about their beliefs, gleaning other information (much of which they don’t understand) along the way.  Families and friendships begin to fray as each starts to suspect the others. Charming and alarming,  the story is told in the alternating voices of Grace and the progressively panicking adults


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