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The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane

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The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy
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Mar 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781984893864
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  • Mar 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781984893864 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

“Maybelle Lane finds courage she didn’t know she had—and it’s contagious. A rich and rewarding debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Lyrical and full of heart, this road trip story gets to the core of what it means to create family, to be brave, and to accept the flaws of being human.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“O’Shaughnessy’s debut is illuminated by characters each brimming with charm and grit. This novel layers themes of resilience and finding love in unexpected places [and] will be welcomed into the hearts of many readers.”—School Library Journal

“There is healing in this book, and laughter, and grace, and surprising love. Don’t read it with a box of tissues—just cry, then smile and grow.” —Gary D. Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars, a Newbery Honor Winner

“O’Shaughnessy creates a whimsical world where words and sounds carry everyday magic. Hand to fans of Kate DiCamillo.” —Booklist

“Packed with the triumphs, mishaps and self-discovery essential to a great road trip story, Maybelle’s mission to Nashville takes readers on a quest that emphasizes the importance of found family and hope. Lonely or not, Maybelle Lane’s heart beats with grace and courage.” —Shelf Awareness

Awards

Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE 2021

Oklahoma Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2021

Indie Next SELECTION

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