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The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek by Robin…

The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek (1984)

by Robin Moore

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This book is dedicated to three strong women:

My mother, Jeanne Catherine Moore
Who filled my boyhood days with the smells of fresh-baked bread.

My wife, Jacque Sonstein Moore
Who believed in Maggie's story from the start and kept the flame alive.

To my daughter, Rachel Sonstein Moore
Who was born along with this book and has it all ahead of her . . .
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It was a hot afternoon, late in the summer of 1776, deep in the heart of the Pennsylvania wilderness.
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Seven generations of Callahan women have possessed the family secret. And now Maggie's time has come.Maggie Callahan can hardly wait to see her beloved Aunt Franny again. But when she finally arrives at the cabin in the wilds of western Pennsylvania, it's completely deserted. Aunt Franny and Uncle Thomas have pulled up stakes and headed for the Ohio Valley. Maggie's two hundred miles and fourteen days of hard travel have been all for nothing.
Faced with surviving the fierce frontier winter alone, Maggie is forced to hire herself out to the grim, bitter Mrs. McGrew. But Maggie's a Callahan, and that means she possesses a precious family secret. Kept in the pouch she wears around her neck is spook yeast for making the finest bread ever baked in the valley surrounding Sinking Creek. And her aunt's wise words, "Bring your troubles to the bread, Maggie," help her begin to see that there's more magic in the yeast and more strength within herself than Maggie ever dreamed.

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Fourteen-year-old Maggie Callahan, who has a special talent for making bread, struggles to survive on the Pennsylvania frontier in the late 1700s. Fourteen-year-old Maggie Callahan, who has a special talent for making bread, struggles to survive on the Pennsylvania frontier in the late 1700s. A moving saga of young Maggie Callahan, who arrives after a long journey from Philadelphia to live with her Aunt Franny, only to find an empty cabin. Becoming part of a strange family, the courageous Maggie faces difficult choices of life on the frontier. "Vividly portrays the danger and excitement of early America".… (more)

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