cover image MOONPIE AND IVY


Barbara O'Connor, . . FSG/Sunburst, $5.95 ( , $5.95 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-374-45320-6

A 12-year-old lands at her aunt's door when her mother decides she needs a break. "This novel set in the rural South features a spunky, independent heroine, a compassionate adult and a rival preteen peer who vies for that adult's affection," wrote PW . "O'Connor's characters are just as eccentric and convincing as ever." Ages 10-up. (Apr.)