Crossing the Tracks

Crossing the Tracks

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In Missouri in 1926, fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416997030
1416997032
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Stuber Barbara 07/2010
Characteristics: xi, 258 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Crossing the tracks : a novel

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In Missouri in 1926, fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother.

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JCLChrisK Jan 27, 2015

A quarter of the way into this I really wanted to like it because it's so beautifully written and is local to me, but wasn't sure I'd be able to make myself care enough for the character and her issues that seemed a little too removed from what I can relate to and bordering on the softly mundane.... Read More »

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JCLLynnW Mar 04, 2014

This nostalgic story is set In rural Missouri in 1926. It focuses on fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin who discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother. I recommend it for reading aloud to seniors.

In Missouri in 1926, fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother.

In Missouri in 1926, fifteen-year-old Iris Baldwin discovers what family truly means when her father hires her out for the summer as a companion to a country doctor's invalid mother.


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JCLChrisK Jan 27, 2015

A quarter of the way into this I really wanted to like it because it's so beautifully written and is local to me, but wasn't sure I'd be able to make myself care enough for the character and her issues that seemed a little too removed from what I can relate to and bordering on the softly mundane. Three-quarters of the way through I'd been reminded how powerful subtle understatement can be with a little time, because I was completely involved in Iris's life, found myself feeling what she felt as though she were a real person I knew. Reserved, but quietly excellent.

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