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    The Healing Spell

    The Healing Spell

    by Kimberly Griffiths Little

    with her mother in a coma, twelve-year-old Livie struggles to come to grips with guilt, faith and family in this powerful story set deep in the lush Louisiana bayou.

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    When the Butterflies Came

    When the Butterflies Came

    by Kimberley Griffiths Little

    A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond, from critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little.

    Twelve-year-old Tara Doucet is coping with the death of her beloved grandmother and her mother's subsequent abandonment. When mysterious butterflies begin to arrive shortly after Grammy Claire's funeral, and a strange butler shows up to take Tara and her sister to Grammy Claire's house, Tara just knows Grammy Claire has left her a final mystery to solve. A stack of keys, notes from the beyond, and an ominous secret allow Tara to come to terms with her grandmother's death, the complexities of her family, and the powers of love and redemption.


    Kimberley Griffiths Little is the author of THE HEALING SPELL and CIRCLE OF SECRETS, as well as dozens of short stories that have appeared in numerous publications, and the novels BREAKAWAY, ENCHANTED RUNNER, and THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER. She is the winner of the Southwest Book Award. Kimberley lives near the banks of the Rio Grande in New Mexico in a solar adobe house with her husband and their three sons.

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The Healing Spell

Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little

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Realistic Fiction

Determination and Perseverance, Death, Grief, Loss, Parents, Siblings

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Eleven-year-old Livie is living with a secret and it's crushing her. She knows she is responsible for her mother's coma, but she can't tell anyone. And it's up to her to find a way to wake her mamma up.

Stuck in the middle of three sisters, hiding a forbidden pet alligator, and afraid to disappoint her daddy, whom she loves more than anyone else, Livie struggles to find her place within her own family as she learns about the powers of faith and redemption.

Kimberley Griffiths Little brings lyricism and a powerful resonance to Livie's tender, deeply moving, and often humorous story.

Listen to Treater Woman by Bet Fonua, a song inspired by The Healing Spell

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