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From the award-winning author of Dicey's Song and Homecoming comes a new novel of mothers, daughters, and the life lessons they teach one another.While serving in the USO during WWII, Mumma meets Pops. She's got an engagement ring on each finger from her many suitors, but it's Pops who wins her heart for good. Their road is rocky, from her first meeting with his New England family, who see his marriage to a product of California's orphanages as beneath him, to her own hopes and dreams to make something of herself outside of being a wife and a mother. While Mumma never counted on a challenge at every turn, those turns never anticipated a force of nature like Mumma. Over the next fifty years, she raises four daughters who see their Mumma as contentious, pig-headed, clear-sighted, candid, loving, embarrassing, unyielding, and above all, mesmerizing.

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Cynthia Voigt

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, both part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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