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Shadow Baby

By Alison McGhee, 1960-

Clara first spies him through the crack in the stained-glass window of her church, lighting a string of handmade lanterns in the Adirondack woods. A lone old man, Georg Kominsky moves stealthily among the shadow world of his hanging, glittering creations.

In Alison McGhee's stunning novel Shadow Baby, eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her twin sister, dead at birth, but her mother steadfastly refuses to talk about these people who are lost to her daughter. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky for a school biography assignment, she finds that he is equally reticent about his own concealed history. Precocious and imaginative, the girl invents version upon version of Mr. Kominsky's past, just as she invents lives for the people missing from her own shadowy past.

The journey of discovery that these two oddly matched people embark upon is at the heart of this beautiful story about friendship and communion, about discovering what matters most in life, and about the search to find the missing pieces of ourselves. McGhee's prose glistens with shrewd truth and wild imaginings, creating a fine novel that will reverberate in the hearts and minds of readers long after the book is finished.

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Format: Book
Author: McGhee, Alison, 1960-
Title: Shadow baby / by Alison McGhee.
Publisher Date: New York : Harmony Books, c2000.
Subject: Girls -- New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains -- Fiction. Older men -- New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains -- Fiction. Friendship -- Fiction -- Talking books. Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 0609606328
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F McGhee
Oclc: 42310153
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Bib Id: 148516

Format: Book
Author: McGhee, Alison, 1960-
Title: Shadow baby / by Alison McGhee.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harmony Books, c2000.
Description: 243 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Girls -- New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains -- Fiction.
Subjects: Older men -- New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains -- Fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 99047315
ISBN: 0609606328
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F McGhee