Under the shadow of wings

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1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 4
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A girl's poignant coming-of-age, set against the backdrop of World War II America

Eleven-year-old Tattnall, the narrator of this touching novel, lives in a small Southern town at the end of World War II. For as long as she can remember, she's taken care of Obie, her sixteen-year-old cousin and best friend, who is developmentally disabled. But both are changing -- Obie in ways no one quite understands. Tattnall no longer wants to be responsible for this boy who can be either sweet-as-sugar or ominously threatening. When Obie's behavior leads to his tragic death, Tattnall's tangled emotions suddenly crystallize, and she feels an immeasurable loss.

Spirited and deeply affecting, and filled with unforgettable characters, here's a novel from the great Southern tradition of writers like Faulkner and McCullers.

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Grouping Title under the shadow of wings
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subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction, Cousins -- Fiction, Mentally handicapped. -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States. -- Fiction
title_display Under the shadow of wings
title_full Under the shadow of wings / Sara Harrell Banks
title_short Under the shadow of wings
topic_facet Cousins, Fiction, Mentally handicapped, World War, 1939-1945