Monday, April 9, 2012

"The Springsweet"

New from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell.

About the book, from the publisher:

Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancĂ©, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.

Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.

Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.
Learn more about the book and author at Saundra Mitchell's website and blog.

Writers Read: Saundra Mitchell (October 2009).

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