Saving Grace by Priscilla Cummings

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Saving Grace by Priscilla Cummings

Cummings, Priscilla. Saving Grace. Dutton, 2003. ISBN 978-0525471233 256 pp. $

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Saving Grace by Priscilla Cummings is a beautifully written story. It takes place during the Great Depression. Grace’s family is torn apart when they have no more money for rent, Papa can’t find work and Pete gets beat up in an alley. The members of the family are forced to part. I won’t say much more except to leave you with this quote that summarizes the theme of the story,

“And in that moment, Grace understood something that she would never forget: home wasn’t just a building or an apartment with a roof and beds and chairs inside. Home was with her family, wherever they were.” page 77.

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