Where the watermelons grow: a novel

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Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
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First edition.
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Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness.

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there, Della worries that it's happening again--that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time.

With her daddy struggling to save the farm and her mama in denial about what's happening, it's up to Della to heal her mama for good. And she knows just how she'll do it: with a jar of the Bee Lady's magic honey, which has mended the wounds and woes of Maryville, North Carolina, for generations.

But when the Bee Lady says that the solution might have less to do with fixing Mama's brain and more to do with healing her own heart, Della must learn that love means accepting her mama just as she is.

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Last Grouping Update 2019-03-06 04:46:56AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-23 04:58:20AM

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subject_facet Children's stories, Domestic fiction, Droughts -- Fiction, Droughts -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Farm life -- North Carolina -- Juvenile fiction, Mental illness -- Fiction, Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Juvenile fiction, Novels, Schizophrenia -- Fiction, Schizophrenia -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Where the watermelons grow : a novel
title_full Where the watermelons grow : a novel / by Cindy Baldwin
title_short Where the watermelons grow :
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topic_facet Droughts, Families, Family life, Farm life, Mental illness, Schizophrenia