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The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells (Paperback)

The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells By Debbie Levy Cover Image
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About the Author

Debbie Levy ( is the author of The Year of Goodbyes, Imperfect Spiral, Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight, and many other books for young readers. A former newspaper editor and lawyer, Debbie is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan Law School. She loves to read, kayak, fish, swim, and take long walks. Debbie lives in Maryland with her husband. They have two grown sons.

Praise For…

* "Artfully weaving together her mother's poesiealbum (autograph/poetry album), diary, and her own verse, Levy crafts a poignant portrait of her Jewish mother's life in 1938 Nazi Germany that crackles with adolescent vitality."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* " poignant and chilling . . . [a]n immensely powerful experience ."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "An outstanding and emotionally taut read for children...."—School Library Journal, starred review

"This would work effectively as an introductory class readaloud to the era, and it would appeal to readers who
like their friendship tales grounded in history and truth."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781484722961
ISBN-10: 1484722965
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English