New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
257 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780374337032, 0374337039, Language:
In 1943, eleven-year-old Ellie is her brother Jimmy's "best girl," and when he leaves Pittsburgh just before Thanksgiving to fight in World War II, he promises he will return, asks her to leave the Christmas tree up until he does, and reminds her to "let the joy out."
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