Rosemary Wells’ books have garnered ALA and School Library Journal Best Book and Christopher Award honors. Praised by starred reviews, this carefully researched novel delivers an unforgettable story of determination and self-sacrifice in the face of incredible loss. As the Civil War swirls closer to her home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, 13-year-old India Moody is tutored by a young scholar who sparks her interest in biology, chemistry, and college. But when India’s father goes missing, she searches for him on the ghastly Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
“A grand historical novel of exceptional scale and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews,starred review