Lou Kassem Listen for Rachel

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Listen for Rachel

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Feeling lonely and unhappy in her Tennessee mountain home with her grandparents, orphaned Rachel feels out of place among the mountain people who believe that, at fifteen, she should prepare herself for marriage. Reprint.

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Grade 7-9 Two months after her parents die in a fire, Rachel Sutton joins her grandparents and other kin she has never known. Set during the Civil War, this story of Tennessee mountain life takes Rachel from beginning adolescence to love and a marriage proposal. She learns the skills of Granny Sharp, the mountain medicine woman, and takes over the doctoring after Granny's death. Unfortunately, Kassem's story line is weakened by too many underdeveloped subplots. The midwife theme is brought in late in the novel and is not fully developed; a troublesome cousin is conveniently married off; and Rachel's love interest, a Yankee soldier, miraculously reappears at the end of the story. Too many dangling strings keep this from being a successful book. Therese Bigelow, Hampton Public Library, Va.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In this absorbing historical romance, Rachel, 15, experiences conflicting emotions as she moves toward adulthood amidst the strife of the Civil War. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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