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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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    Circle of Secrets (EBK)

    Circle of Secrets (EBK)

    by Kimberley Griffiths Little

    Hauntingly powerful, with beautiful prose, this tale of grief, forgiveness, and love set deep in the bayou will capture the hearts of many.

    Shelby has a pain in her heart so bad that all she knows to do about it is chew that hard spot in her mouth until it bleeds. That spot's been there since her mama, Mirage, left, and that's been one whole year. Now her daddy has to take a job overseas, and her grandmother is in the hospital. That means Shelby has to go live with Mirage till after Christmas, and she's mad, real mad. Why would she want to live with a mama who didn't want to be with her?

    Shelby's grandmother says Mirage is a swamp witch, but Mirage says she's a healer, or traiteur. There's a blue-bottle tree in the yard, which is supposed to trap spirits and keep things safe, but Shelby has found eerie messages inside the bottles. The more she figures out about her mama and the blue-bottle messages, the more she thinks that a ghost may be leaving the messages; a ghost trying to make the past right. Now, Shelby needs Mirage more than ever, and it seems like forgiveness is the real key to putting everyone's ghosts to rest.

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The Healing Spell

Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little

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Parents, Living with Illness and Disabilities, Determination and Perseverance

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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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