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Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Lesson

MK Lapp is one who flies by the seat of her pants, with the exuberance of the youth she so willingly embraces. In "flying" around Stoney Ridge on her scooter, she runs into Alice Smucker, the teacher, and causes her to fall down. The school board and MK's parents feel that MK would be the perfect substitute. MK knew nothing could be further from the truth. She struggled with her students, with making learning enticing, with the frustrations of the police who won't investigate the murder of a sheep farmer.

Chris Yoder has just moved to town with his little sister, Jenny. Their mother is a drug addict, their guardian has passed away, and Chris doesn't want people to dig into his past even as he moves into his grandfather's old house.

There's a bit of mystery, a bit of humor, and a whole lot real life in Suzanne Woods Fisher's new book, The Lesson.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a flashy red scooter.

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