Sarah’s Daughter

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Bass, Ruth. 2007. Sarah’s Daughter. Great Barrington, MA: Gadd & Company Publishers. ISBN 978-9774053-4-3. $14.95. Softcover.



*Michelle Gillett, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Available at

* has 7 customer reviews and also reviews by Judith Viorst (author) and a couple news anchors.

After her mother’s death, Rose must deal with school, raising her siblings and helping her father in 19th Century New England.

She’d taken to thinking of her mother by her first name in these days since Sarah Hibbard had been buried. It let Rose think about her without the word “Mother,” which popped tears out of her eyes and down her cheeks as quickly as her father extracted milk from a cow’s teats.

Ever since Sarah’s tragic death, Rose has taken over the household. It’s a rough job of cleaning, cooking, mending on top of going to school to work on fulfilling her goal of being a teacher. Growing up so fast leaves her with many questions. Why is father acting so strange? Is there anybody who can truely help? Will I be able to fulfill my life goals? Find out if Rose can accomplish her dreams and find herself in Sarah’s Daughter.


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