The year of the Sawdust Man

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
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1st ed.
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Set in Louisiana during the Depression, The Year of the Sawdust Man is the lyrical story of a headstrong young girl coping with her free-spirited mother's departure. Nissa Bergen comes home from school to find her mother's room cleaned out, and the garden's rosebushes bereft of their purple blossoms. Mama is gone. Wading through small-town gossip as oppressive as the bayou heat, and watching her father's eventual determination to move on with his life -- even beginning to court another woman -- Nissa sees her dream of a reunited family slipping away. Her struggle to come to terms with the new shape her family is taking is both poignant and penetrating, a timeless story of the changing face of love.
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Grouping Title year of the sawdust man
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subject_facet Divorce -- Juvenile fiction, Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Remarriage -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The year of the Sawdust Man
title_full The year of the Sawdust Man / A. LaFaye
title_short The year of the Sawdust Man
topic_facet Divorce, Mothers and daughters, Remarriage