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Matties Girl Celia H. Miles

Matties Girl

Celia H. Miles

Published August 9th 2010
ISBN : 9780741490711
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Left with Aunt Mattie and Uncle (sheriff) Cade in the North Carolina mountains, nine-year-old June becomes Matties Girl when Cade is killed at the home of her best friend PeeDee. In stories deeply rooted in 1940s Appalachia, June chronicles theMoreLeft with Aunt Mattie and Uncle (sheriff) Cade in the North Carolina mountains, nine-year-old June becomes Matties Girl when Cade is killed at the home of her best friend PeeDee. In stories deeply rooted in 1940s Appalachia, June chronicles the years between meeting the irrepressible PeeDee and losing her. She struggles to understand her mothers indifference, her fathers divided love, her grandmothers sudden death, her grandfathers being institutionalized. Three years later, PeeDee, riding the rails west, brings a final gift and the truth about Cades murder. In this world forever gone, June survives and triumphs through the grace of family and friendship.