Amalee: A Novel about Amalee, Her Family, Her Friends, and Her Family Friends (Dar Williams #1) (MP3 CD)
A remarkably moving, large-hearted child's eye novel of friendship, illness, and coming together by acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams.
Amalee's world is all out of order. She's used to chaos, because of the frequent presence of her father's bantering, bickering group of fun friends. But when Amalee's dad becomes seriously ill, the chaos takes new forms -- and the ways of coping come from some very unexpected places.
With clear-eyed, tender, funny prose, Dar Williams gives us a child's eye view of a world under pressure, with everyone rising to the occasion in his or her own unique way. Both moving and wise, this marks the debut of a major middle-grade talent.