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Rabbit Cake
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Blackstone Publishing 2017
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Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, Rabbit Cake, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother.Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn't yet know―like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.
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Street Date:
03/07/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781441737052
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Annie Hartnett. (2017). Rabbit Cake. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Annie Hartnett. 2017. Rabbit Cake. Blackstone Publishing.

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Annie Hartnett, Rabbit Cake. Blackstone Publishing, 2017.

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Annie Hartnett. Rabbit Cake. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2017.

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        Starred review from January 9, 2017
        In Hartnett’s winning debut, a memorable young narrator’s desire for rationality wrestles with her grief. Elvis’s mother once marked every milestone by baking a rabbit-shaped cake, but the year Elvis turns 10, without any fanfare, mom sleepwalks into the river and drowns. Having been told by her therapist that 18 months is the normal amount of time to grieve, Elvis, who makes sense of her world of Freedom, Ala., through research and observation, sets out to record her own grieving process. Complicating her recovery, however, is her older sister, Lizzie, who has also taken up sleepwalking, sleep eating, and even more dangerous behavior. Like many novels with child narrators, Hartnett’s quirky, Southern-tinged debut relies heavily on Elvis’s relative naïveté for dramatic irony. Matter-of-fact Elvis, however, is no mere victim. Her relationship with animals, in particular, rings true—she volunteers at the local zoo—and her story is affecting, exploring how a fragile but precocious girl strives to define herself after a tragedy. Agent: Katie Grimm, Don Cogdon Associates.

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      • content: Narrator Katie Shore's youthful voice perfectly portrays Elvis Babbitt, a knowledgeable 12-year-old who is dealing with her mother's death, her troublesome sister, and her father's less-than-perfect parenting. In portraying Elvis, Shore creates a tone of innocence and authenticity. She highlights Elvis's humor and honesty by using emphasis and a clear timbre. When expressing Elvis's feelings about her mother's death, Shore's words are soft-spoken and childlike. Elvis is curious to find out more about her mother's death while at the same time helping her older sister cope with her grief and dangerous sleepwalking. This is a story about family, overcoming loss, and keeping your sense of humor through it all. D.Z. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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