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The Canning Season – It's What We're Reading

June 2011

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

The Canning Season


The Canning Season
Polly Horvath

Thirteen-year-old Ratchet has up until now meekly accepted whatever life has thrown her way – a disfiguring hump on her shoulder and a totally self-absorbed single mother. But things begin to change when she is sent off to stay with twin great aunts in backwoods Maine. Although the eccentric nonagenarians are out of touch with the modern world and, at times, with reality, their peculiar brand of loving care is just what Ratchet needs to begin finding her voice. Touching, humorous, and filled with quirky characters, the story concludes with a satisfying epilogue (channeling John Irving) letting readers know how the characters get on in life. This novel is enjoyable for both teens and adults and received a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.


The Canning Season can be located on the 2nd  floor of the Library in the
Curriculum Materials Center: CMC / PZ7.H79224 C36 2003