"Ida B," Mama said to me on one of those days that start right and just keep heading toward perfect until you go to sleep," when you're done with the dishes, you can go play. Daddy and I are going to be working until dinner."
Abilene Tucker arrives in Manifest, Kansas in 1936 at the height of The Great Depression. Her mother has died, and her father, Gideon Tucker, grew up in Manifest. When he gets a job in another part of the country, he sends Abilene to Manifest to stay with his old friend, Shady Howard.
JOIN US AT THE NEENAH PUBLIC LIBRARY AT A NEW DATE AND TIME--
WE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th FROM 6:30 UNTIL 7:30 IN THE EVENING TO DISCUSS RULES AND ENJOY SOME SNACKS.
Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and---most days at least---the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; And Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.