In this sequel to The Way a Door Closes,13-year old C.J. is struggling with his emotions now that his father has returned to the family.Can he trust that his father will stay?Can he overcome the anger and the sadness that the abandonment created?Will he be able to move on from the role he took on in his father’s absence?True to his age C.J.sees through the smile on Momma’s face and feels the weight of carrying his father’s name.He can stop making the rounds now to be sure everyone is safe but where does that leave him?Written in free verse, the voice resonates with confusion and pain and the possibility of hope.Vibrating with the precise amount of feeling and shadow, E.B. Lewis’ watercolors bring the emotion and the poetry to an even higher pitch.Powerful and wonderful.74 pagesAges 9 -14
Keeping the Night Watch
Henry Holt 2008
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