Cheripko, Jan. Sun Moon Stars Rain.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position::Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review
 
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CHERIPKO, Jan. Sun moon stars rain. Front Street, Boyd Mills. 176p. c2006. 1-932425-53-5. $16.95. JS

We meet Danny Murtaugh on an ice-covered day as he wanders through land owned by old Mr. Garrick. He is home from college, not for the holidays, but because he has dropped out in an attempt to come to terms with his father's death many years before. His father died in a drowning accident, which Danny witnessed and for which he still feels he is to blame. While home he avoids his mother's urgings to return to school; Danny is a pianist, on a music scholarship. He seeks out Mr. Garrick for permission to take photographs on the land where his father died. Through this request, he connects with a couple of his father's old friends, Benji Samuels, the town drunk, and Billy Taylor, the man his mother is seeing. He becomes entangled in a land dispute between the state and Mr. Garrick, which seems to have a direct impact on Samuels. He also learns more about the man his father...

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