|aOriginally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999.
|aAlthough thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.
Willa Joe is up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house. She went up to see the sunrise, and Little Sister followed her, like she always does. But by mid-morning, Willa Jo is still up on that roof, and she knows it wasn't just the sunrise that brought her there. Audrey ouloumbis has perfectly captured the pervasive feelings that can take hold when tragedy strikes—and the slow, subtle revelations that come when one can finally get near to the source.