By William Bell
Award-winning YA writer William Bell's Alma is the alluring tale of a quiet lady who builds a friendship with a reclusive stranger.
Times were tricky for the reason that Alma's father died and he or she and her mom needed to quit their farm and movement into city. fortunately, Alma can regularly retreat into the books of her favorite writer, R.R. Hawkins.
When Alma's instructor notices her attractive handwriting, she recommends Alma for a role transcribing letters for "Miss Lily," a reclusive previous girl who has simply arrived from Boston. ultimately, their mutual love of studying creates a robust friendship. leave out Lily lends Alma a few of her favorite books, introduces her to calligraphy, and encourages her ardour to jot down stories.
But who's this tough and solitary outdated lady who reminds Alma of Dickens' omit Havisham? And why is she so secretive concerning the a part of her lifestyles she refuses to percentage? may well she be, as Alma starts to suspect, R.R. Hawkins herself? Alma is decided to discover out.
This touching tale explores the connection among a blossoming author and her mentor, and delves into the complex dynamics of friendship and belief.