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The Swallowtail Legacy: Wreck at Ada's Reef by Michael D Beil (Hardback)

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The Swallowtail Legacy: Wreck at Ada's Reef by Michael D Beil (Hardback)

$31.00
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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

A story told through multiple generations• Mystery • Award-winning

The Longer Reason

A vibrant contemporary mystery with a classic feel about grappling with grief, righting past wrongs, redefining family, and finding yourself.

Twelve-year-old Lark Heron-Finch is steeling herself to spend the summer on Swallowtail Island off the shores of Lake Erie. It's the first time she and her sister will have seen the old house since their mum passed away. The island's always been full of happy memories—and with a stepfather and his boys and no mum, now everything is different.

When Nadine, a close family friend, tells Lark about a tragic boat accident that happened off the coast many years before, Lark's enthralled with the story. Nadine's working on a book about Dinah Purdy, Swallowtails's oldest resident who had a connection to the crash, and she's sure that the accident was not as it appeared. Impressed by Lark's keen eye, she hires her as her research assistant for the summer.

And then Lark discovers something amazing. Something that could change Dinah's life. Something linked to the crash and to her own family's history with Swallowtail. But there are others on the island who would do anything to keep the truth buried in the watery depths of the past.
 

Reviews 

★ "Beil’s (A New Recruit) tightly plotted story of family intrigue and blackmail has considerable emotional ballast . . . as Lark realizes the depth of her stepfather’s grief and the realities of prejudice."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

★ "Each character, historic and contemporary, sparks with life. Lark’s process and the reveals are perfectly paced. . . . Most heartwarming, Lark develops feelings of loyalty toward her blended family and uncovers a surprising link to their property. Readers will be hooked—more, please!"
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Age: 9-12

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: February 15 2022

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