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SEASON OF WATER AND ICE
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Winner of the Midwest Book Award for fiction Named a Michigan Notable Book for 2010 by the Library of Michigan
SEASON OF WATER AND ICE is the unforgettable story of two young people confronting life during a tumultuous few months of 1957. In quiet but searing prose, it explores the timeless issues of love and family, the destructive forces to which these ideals are exposed, and the healing powers which can restore them.
Danny DeWitt, fourteen, lives with his father in a rural area of northern Michigan following the family's abrupt move from the city and the unexplained departure of his mother. Bookish and friendless---and wanting to "stand by the side of things for a while"---Danny becomes acquainted with Amber Dwyer, a pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend and rejected by her family and community. Both outsiders---one by choice, the other from social stigma---Danny and Amber form an unusual, openhearted alliance which helps each to deal with their separate challenge. Amber must build a life for herself in the face of intolerance, and Danny must come to terms with his mother's rejection and his father's growing isolation. The friendship is tested when Amber's abusive boyfriend returns and Danny's mother draws further away, leading to a crisis which threatens Amber and her unborn child, as well as Danny's conception of love and manhood.
Reflecting the political and social climate of the 1950s, SEASON OF WATER AND ICE is underscored by themes of independence and obligation, love and sexuality, courage and surrender. It's a story that you will not forget.
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