Firefly Cloak

Firefly Cloak

A Novel

Book - 2006
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When eight-year-old Tessa Lee and her brother, Travis, are abandoned in a campground by their desperate mother and her boyfriend of the moment, they are left with only two things: a phone number written in Magic Marker on Travis's back and their mother's favorite housecoat, which she leaves wrapped around her sleeping children. This housecoat, painted with tiny fireflies, becomes totemic for Tessa Lee, providing a connection to her past and to the beautiful mother she lost. Seven years later, when word arrives that her mother has been spotted working at a tourist trap on a seaside boardwalk not far from where Tessa Lee lives, she sets off on a dangerous journey to try to recover what has been taken from her. Steeped in the rich Southern atmosphere for which Sheri Reynolds has long been hailed, Firefly Cloak is a vivid coming-of-age novel of family, loss, and redemption. Also available as a Random House Large Print edition and as an eBook
Alternative Title: Fire fly cloak
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780609610084
0609610082
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 285 p. ; 22 cm.

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sharonb122 Jul 31, 2012

I enjoyed this book. It struck me as an example of a person (the daughter, Tessa Lee) who survives very well in spite of or because of bad things happening to her by having some good people step in to mentor, love and help her.

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