The Time Of The Cranes

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When her acting teacher dies and leaves her a sizable estate, Stacy investigates her death, uncovering a nursing home scandal and renewing her commitment to acting

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Grade 7-9-- In the two years since her mother died and she and her father moved away from New York, Stacy has rarely thought about her former drama teacher, Madame Karpova. Now in her junior year of high school, waiting anxiously to learn if she has earned a part in the school play, she is shocked to learn that Madame has died in a nursing home nearby, naming Stacy her beneficiary. With the support of her father and of Gideon, a volunteer at the nursing home, Stacy shoulders the responsibilities thrust upon her, discovering that Madame's death, allegedly a heart attack, is suspicious. Eventually, she finds out that Madame, suffering from brain cancer, took an overdose of painkillers in order to die with dignity. In the meantime, Stacy comes to terms with the deaths of both Madame and her mother and attains the breakthrough that has eluded her in her acting. Johnston sometimes bestows Stacy with a less-than-believable wisdom, but she provides a satisfying read for fans of fast-moving soap operas, acting enthusiasts, and mature readers who can grapple with the issue of elderly suicide. --Susan F. Marcus, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA
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On the day she lands the lead in the school play, Stacy learns that her former acting teacher has died. Madame Karpova has named Stacy next of kin and left her much of her estate. Madame's bequest sends Stacy into a bewildering flurry of activity: she throws herself into rehearsals (not surprisingly, her role is one in which Madame once triumphed), investigates the lame mystery surrounding Madame's death, begins her first romance and attempts to work through her feelings about her mother's recent death. And as if all that weren't enough, her widower father starts to date an actress who worked and studied with Madame. With so many issues vying for center stage, it is difficult to determine what this novel is really about. A cast of fully realized characters might be able to sort out the overabundance of plots and subplots, but this task is beyond the reach of shallow Stacy and her one-dimensional friends. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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