Glennis, before and after

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
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1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 6
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Glennis just wants things to be the way they were. This means that Dad would be proven innocent and be out of prison; Mom would recover from her nervous breakdown. And the whole family-- Vinnie, Louise, Allie and Missy, and Glennis-- would be together again, living in a big house with a huge backyard and having family picnics complete with badminton nets and hoops for croquet. As the family has dissolved, Glennis has chosen to live with eccentric Aunt Wanda, who cooks only meals that come out of boxes, and wears rhinestone shirts and cowboy boots. When Wanda is at work, Glennis has no one but Skipper, Aunt Wanda's only son, to keep her company. But living with both of them has allowed Glennis to visit Dad every weekend at the correctional facility, where she is sure he'll ask her to help prove his innocence. Quite the opposite happens and Glennis is left wondering: If her life before is gone forever, then where does she stand now? Patricia Calvert writes with power and grace in a novel that probes the intricacies of family relationships and the many prisons that we construct for ourselves.
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Grouping Title glennis before and after
Grouping Author calvert patricia
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display_description While her father serves his term in a detention center, twelve-year-old Glennis learns that "not all prisons are made out of stone, and spiders aren't the only ones who can weave webs."
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Forgiveness. -- Fiction, Prisoners. -- Fiction
title_display Glennis, before and after
title_full Glennis, before and after / Patricia Calvert
title_short Glennis, before and after
topic_facet Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Forgiveness, Prisoners