The Shrouding Woman (Paperback)

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The Shrouding Woman (Paperback)


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A young girl's awakening as she becomes an apprentice to a shrouder

It was once common practice for small towns to have a shrouding woman to help put their dead to rest. Still, when eleven-year-old Evie's Aunt Flo—herself a shrouding woman—comes to town, Evie knows little of a shrouding woman's ways and wants nothing to do with this aunt of hers, especially after her own mother's recent death. But as this mysterious woman slowly makes her way into Evie's life, her strong presence brings far more than signs of death to a grieving girl's home.

Set in the mid-1800s, this lyrically written novel, centered on the little-known practice of shrouding, sensitively touches on the healing process of life.

Loretta Ellsworth grew up in Mason City, IA. A former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University with a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children, she is the award-winning author of several young adult novels. She has four children and six grandchildren and lives in Lakeville, MN. Stars Over Clear Lake is her first novel for adults.
Product Details ISBN: 9780805081855
ISBN-10: 0805081852
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 12th, 2007
Pages: 160
Language: English

“Reminiscent in tone and setting of Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall.... An important offering from a very talented newcomer.” —School Library Journal

“An intriguing topic, responsible period research, and skillful thematic development make this an accessible and unthreatening introduction to a neglected area of women's history.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books