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Bone's Gift

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Bone's Gift

In this supernatural historical mystery, 12-year-old Bone possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. When she receives a note that says her mother's Gift killed her, Bone seeks to unravel the mysteries of her mother's death, the schisms in her family and the Gifts themselves.
 
In a southern Virginia coal-mining town in 1942, Bone Phillips has just reached the age when most members of her family discover their Gift. Bone has a Gift that disturbs her; she can sense stories when she touches an object that was important to someone. She sees both sad and happy --- the death of a deer in an arrowhead, the pain of a beating in a baseball cap and the sense of joy in a fiddle. There are also stories woven into her dead mama's butter-yellow sweater --- stories Bone yearns for and fears. When Bone receives a note that says her mama's Gift is what killed her, Bone tries to uncover the truth. Could Bone's Gift do the same? Here is a beautifully resonant coming-of-age tale about learning to trust the power of your own story.

Bone's Gift
(Ghosts of Ordinary Objects #1)
by Angie Smibert