The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan

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Kit-Donovan_CVR.jpgI really enjoyed The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan (Albert Whitman & Company, 2017) by Patricia Bailey.

It's 1905 in a Nevada mining town and just turned thirteen-year-old Kit has lost her mother, who made her promise to be a proper lady. It's tough being one when she's worried about Papa and the dangers in the mine, when the kids and teacher at school don't like her, and because she's responsible for her mother's death. Well, indirectly, she'll admit.

Kit is a character to love.

Here are the opening lines of the book: "I killed my mother. Twice, if I am to be completely honest--though she only died the one time." How could you not read on? And when you do, you'll find adventure, danger, friendships, and more.

This is Patricia Bailey's debut novel--I hope she writes many more. However, meanwhile you can read some of her short stories and articles on her website here.


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