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About Winter’s Bone

cover of Winter's BoneRee Dolly’s father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn’t show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.

“A compelling testament to how people survive in the worst of circumstances.” – School Library Journal

“Ree is one of those heroines whose courage and vulnerability are both irresistible and completely believable–think of not just Mattie Ross in True Grit but also Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.” - Booklist


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