IL: UG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 6
Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart and haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death. When Gaby announces that she's getting married--and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day--she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise--she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever....
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 11
Traces the author's discovery of a half-frozen kitten in the drop-box of her small-community Iowa library and the feline's development into an affable library mascot whose intuitive nature prompted hundreds of abiding friendships, in a tale told against a backdrop of the town's struggles with the 1980s farm crisis.