Zarah hates to miss ballet classes. What is she going to do all summer without electricity, microwave, refrigerator, INDOOR PLUMBING? Why does her young cousin Loomis rake dirt all day? And why is that chicken so frizzled?
"A sophisticated New Yorker returns unwillingly to her roots when her mother sends her for a summer with her grandmother Quanamina off the Carolina coast."-Kirkus
"Stong, smart, and creative, Zarah is a memorable heroine."-The Horn Book
"Fine character development lends credibility to this rich and compelling story of clashing cultures and human understanding."-SLJ