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Aggie isn t expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to impossible The pool is empty, the garden is overgrown, and not a soul has come to stay in nearly three months When she reluctantly places a For Sale ad in the newspaper, Aggie doesn t know that Kirby and his mom will need a room when their car breaks down on the way to Kirby s new reform school Or that Loretta and her parents will arrive in her dad s plumbing company van on a trip meant to honor the memory of Loretta s birth mother Or that Clyde Dover will answer the For Sale ad in such a hurry and move in with his daughter, Willow, looking for a brand new life to replace the one that was fractured when Willow s mom left Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that Aggie and her guests find just the friends they need at the shabby motel in the middle of nowhereFrom an author long recognized for her true Southern voice and heartfelt characters, Greetings from Nowhere, with its four intertwining stories, brings Barbara O Connor s work to a new level of sophisticationThis title has Common Core connections Greetings from Nowhere

About the Author: Barbara O'Connor

Barbara O Connor s awards include the Parents Choice Gold and Silver Award, American Library Association Notable Books, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Journal Best Books, and Kirkus Best Books Her books have been nominated for children s choice awards in 38 states and voted as a state favorite by children in South Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and South Dakota.Barbara was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina She draws on her Southern roots to write award winning books for children in grades 3 to 6.She currently lives in Asheville, NC Her latest book is Wish, a middle grade novel published by FSG.http author barbar

10 thoughts on “Greetings from Nowhere

  1. Penny Wood Penny Wood says:

    I love Barbara O Connor, and her style of writing, and this was the one that introduced me to her She captures the south beautifully in her writing, and it s so perfect The characters were so real I expected them to jump off the pages And the end was so lovely Greetings From Nowhere certainly has a place Somewhere in my heart.

  2. Josie M. Josie M. says:

    I will always love this book I first read this book as a 11 year old, and loved it I decided to pick it up again as a 15 year old, curious as to whether or not I would enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed it the first time I did This book is beautifully written, It follows 4 unique characters whose lives intertwine and weave together in a way that is incredibly special.In particular I enjoyed the characters of Willow and Aggie Aggie,

  3. Jan Carlson Jan Carlson says:

    Barbara O Connor writes realistic fiction for children that has kids who are facing true life challenges In this book, the lives of 3 children become interwoven as they all stay at the same old motel Each child has a burden a mother who left, an unknown birth mother who died, and uncaring parents Even though this could be a depressing book, it was very well done and shows how children and adults can rise above the worst situation.

  4. Betsy Betsy says:

    One Sentence Review O Connor knocks another one clean out of the park with a really wonderful tale of several very different kids and one old, run down, defunct motel.

  5. Jennie Jennie says:

    Greetings From Nowhere is a book that everyone should read in their lifetime The book follows four main characters, Aggie, Willow, Loretta, and Kirby, and how they find themselves meeting at a motel in North Carolina Although the book is a bit frustrating with how short the chapters are and also how each chapter is told from one of the four different points of views, there are definitely moments that make your eyes well up with tears and mo

  6. Abigail Abigail says:

    She pushed herself out of the chair and headed down the path out of the garden But before she rounded the corner of the motel, she looked up at the mountain sky and said, This has been one heck of a parade, ain t it, Harold To be honest, I don t know what to rate this book 4 stars 3.5 stars Somewhere in between This book is something special, I will say that It felt like, and bear with me on this description, one of those movies that comes on

  7. Lisa Mcbroom Lisa Mcbroom says:

    Sleepy Time Motel is one of those wonderful old vintage motels located in the mountains of North Carolina At one time the motel was bustling but now it is hidden amongst a country road Aggie and her husband Harold owned the Sleepy Time, but after Harold s death Aggie has given up Kirby is on his way to a boys school when his mother s car breaks down on the side of the road All signs lead to Sleepy Time Motel Elsewhere adopted child Loretta AKA Lu

  8. Hemavathy DM Suppiah-Devi Hemavathy DM Suppiah-Devi says:

    Wonderful Wonderful Not at all what I expected, and I ve read most of Barbara O Connor s books And yet she still manages to surprise me If you are a fan of Fredrik Backman, you ll love this one.

  9. Jaime Jaime says:

    My 9 year old and I took turns reading this to each other and it was as wonderful as I had expected We love Barbara O Connor.

  10. Jan Moore Jan Moore says:

    Didn t realize until I finished the book that this is the author of How to Steal a Dog, a book that stole my heart as this one did Don t be swayed by the fact that this is a book for children tweens This is a story of a group of people who didn t know they needed one another until they all show up at a run down motel off the Interstate in the Great Smokey Mts Widowed Aggie and Harold had run the motel for years but, with Harold s passing, Aggie just can t

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