Mistik Lake

By Brooks, Martha

Publishers Summary:
After Odella's mother leaves her, her sisters, and their father in Manitoba and moves to Iceland with another man, she then dies there, and the family finally learns some of the many secrets that have haunted them for two generations.

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ISBN
978-0-37434-985-1
Publisher
Kroupa Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Gr 8-Up In a prologue, readers learn that in 1981, three teenagers died while joyriding on frozen Mistik Lake in Manitoba. Sally was the sole survivor. The story then alternates between Odella, Sally's oldest daughter, beginning when she is nine; Sally's Aunt Gloria, Odella's beloved great-aunt; and, later, Odella's boyfriend, Jimmy. Summers are spent at Mistik Lake, where Gloria has a cottage that she never uses. There, Odella, a perceptive girl, becomes attuned to her mother's sadness and alc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

In this Manitoba-set story, secrets stalk three generations of women: teenage Odella, who helps hide her mother's drinking problem; Odella's mother Sally, drowning in secrets and lies ever since she alone survived a tragic accident; and everyone's trusted confidante, Odella's great-aunt, Gloria, keeper of family secrets, including her own (she's a lesbian). After Sally leaves the country with her lover, Odella grows up too fast as she, her younger sisters, and their father st...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2007

In this Manitoba-set story, secrets stalk three generations of women: teenage Odella, her mother Sally, and Odella's great-aunt,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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