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Ludie's Life

Rylant, Cynthia

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ISBN 10: 0152053891 / ISBN 13: 9780152053895
Published by Harcourt, Brace & World Inc., New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Ludie's Life

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc., New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman’s experiences in a hard­scrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family—and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them.

 Would she tell you that six children
were too many,
that some disappointed,
that others surprised,
but that, all in all,
six
were too many
and one
would have been just fine.
Would she tell you that she married
that boy at fifteen
not only because he was tall and kind
but also because
she needed a way out.
               —from LUDIE’S LIFE

About the Author:

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, including the poetry collection Boris, the beloved Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the Henry and Mudge series, and the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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