Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 8X4.935154
The year is 1861. Civil war is imminent and Tilly Pruitt's brother, Noah, is eager to go and fight on the side of the North. With her father long gone, Tilly, her sister, and their mother struggle to make ends meet and hold the dwindling Pruitt family together. Then one night a mysterious girl arrives on a steamboat bound for St. Louis. Delphine is unlike anyone the small river town has even seen. Mrs. Pruitt agrees to take Delphine and her dark, silent traveling companion in as boarders. No one in town knows what to make of the two strangers, and so the rumors fly. Is Delphine's companion a slave? Could they be spies for the South? Are the Pruitts traitors? A masterful tale of mystery and war, and a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact one person can have on another.

Published on January 1, 2006 by Listening Library
ISBN-10: 030724654X
ISBN-13: 9780307246547
1 Book Review
  • belpiz1617
    belpiz1617over 5 years
    I found this book to be really boring and it didn’t really engage me into it, I wouldn’t read this book again. I’d say the only interesting part in this book is when Noah loses half of his arm and they are in the hospital and watching all the soldiers limbs be torn off. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone because I didn’t find this interesting.