Alexis Rockman's monumental painting, Manifest Destiny, has just been approved for acquisition. You have less than a week to catch the exhibition, Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, which closes on Sunday, May 8. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption. Why did I read this book: This book won the Newbery Award in 2011 and I had been saving it to be read at the right time. Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award, Moon Over Manifest is a historical novel set in the small town of Manifest, Kansas in 1936.
In doing so, she unearths the past of Manifest itself and of all of its citizens: Manifest is a mining town built on the blood of immigrants from all over the world, and the town has its share of secrets.
There is a strong sense of place here and it is easy to picture Manifest in all is incarnations, its past and its present. Moon Over Manifest seamlessly incorporates certain aspects into its main thread very naturally and as such this book features a plethora of strong women in a matter-of-fact, diverse way.
That said, although I loved the stories-within-stories, it took me a while to get used to the narrative choice of moving from first person to third person when Miss Sadie was telling Abilene the stories from the past. Those minor quibbles aside, when I think about all of this book’s qualities, the assuredness present in the storytelling, the strength of its characters and the emotional impact of this story (seriously, I was sobbing – good tears – at the end) I can hardly believe this is Clare Vanderpool’s debut. Like Abilene, I too believe that there is power in a story and there is definitely power in Moon Over Manifest. In a gold case, it wore like a pocket watch, but inside was a compass showing every direction. So now that I read Moon Over Manifest I am all the more excited to read Clare Vanderpool’s upcoming Navigating Early. At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother’s death and placed in a boy’s boarding school in Maine.

Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can’t help being drawn to Early, who won’t believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. I loved the characters, the shifting narratives, the slow unfolding of the whole story, and how all the tales intertwined. 1 : a book review blog specializing in speculative fiction and popgeekery for all ages since 2008. The Book Smugglers purchase books for review on this site, but also receive free review copies from authors, publishers, and other third parties. The painting is made up of four contiguous panels that extend twenty-four feet in length, and depicts the Brooklyn waterfront several hundred years in the future.
In addition to Manifest Destiny, you can see 46 other paintings that have created a transformative experience in the museum. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The right time finally came after Halloween Week when after reading so much Horror I needed to read something that was definitely NOT-Horror and I felt like a historical novel would be the answer to my Halloween woes. It is an absolutely brilliant coming-of-age story following a young girl trying to connect to (and understand) her father by learning about his past.
But when she has an accident and nearly dies of infection, her father sends her off to Manifest to live with an old friend. It is one of those deceptively simple slow-burning stories: the kind that needs to be savoured little by little so that the reader can truly absorb its subtle themes and its hidden meanings. But above all, through the letters and stories, it is also easy to really see how the characters affect the story of the town and vice-versa. Their strength, mind you, is not necessarily overt or marked by physical power (which is how “strong women” is unfortunately, usually thought of).
He does his best talking in stories, but in recent weeks, those had become few and far between.

There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.
Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.
The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. It features stories within stories and the power that those stories hold in preserving memory as well as changing the future of a place. Your review just confirmed that it’s one I should be picking up very soon and actually reading! She works with translations in RL and hopes one day The Book Smugglers will be her day job. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.
As such, its inhabitants change it, are changed by it – in political, economical, cultural and social ways. Gideon had always planned to get it fixed, but when I was leaving, he said he didn’t need it anyway, what with train tracks to guide him. Still, I liked imagining that the chain of that broken compass was long enough to stretch all the way back into his pocket, with him at one end and me at the other. But mostly, I could taste the sadness in his voice when he told me I couldn’t stay with him for the summer while he worked a railroad job back in Iowa.

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