I have had this book for a few years and at some point in January I needed a mass market type paperback that I could put in a coat pocket and this one was chosen. A nice story of two young children in 1940 that are in a car accident where their dad dies and mom is left in a catatonic state. Kids have to leave New York city and are moved to only relative they have, their dad's grandmother living on a mountain farm in Virginia. The kids learn the rural, simple life that she has been living--no phone, electricity or machinery to run the farm. A young adult black male, Eugene, also lives on farm after she basically adopted him when young--his dad moved for work & I think died while away, mom always out of picture. It was a good story with some good characters but ended with a hokey court room scene, oh well. I guess they wanted some kind of controversy stirred up in the book but just seemed forced. Oh well still a nice story.
This book was published in 2000 and since mass market paperback there are a few hundred copies of this version alone on PBS system. No since in adding to that, so this will go in my donate away pile of books.