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  • ISBN 0525952381
  • ISBN13 978-0525952381
  • Language English
  • Author Lesley Kagen
  • Publisher Dutton (September 1, 2011)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats doc docx docx mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1337 kb
  • Size Fb2 1144 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 962

Lesley Kagen returns with the sequel to her national bestselling debut, Whistling in the Dark.

Whistling in the Dark captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O'Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee's summer of 1959. The novel became a New York Times bestseller and was named a Midwest Honor Award winner.

In Good Graces, it's one year later, and a heat wave has everyone in the close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood on edge. None more so than Sally O'Malley, who remains deeply traumatized by the sudden death of her daddy and her near escape from a murderer and molester the previous summer. Although outwardly she and her sister, Troo, are more secure, Sally's confidence in her own judgment and much of her faith have been whittled away. When a series of disquieting events unfold in the neighborhood-a string of home burglaries, the escape from reform school of a nemesis, and the mysterious disappearance of an orphan, crimes that may involve the increasingly rebellious Troo-Sally is called upon to rise above her inner demons. She made a deathbed promise to her daddy to keep Troo safe, a promise she can't break, even if her life depends on it. But when events reach a crisis point, will Sally have the courage and discernment to make the right choices? Or will her false assumptions lead her and those she loves into danger once again?

Lesley Kagen's gift for imbuing her child narrators with compelling authenticity shines as never before in Good Graces, a novel told with sensitivity, wit, and warmth.


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. To this day, my sister insists it was nothing more than the unrelenting heat that drove us to do what we did that summer.

Lesley Kagen’s gift for imbuing her child narrators with compelling authenticity shines as never before in Good Graces, a novel told with sensitivity, wit, and warmth.

Author: Lesley Kagen. Lesley Kagen returns with the sequel to her national bestselling debut, Whistling in the Dark. Whistling in the Dark captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O’Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee’s summer of 1959. The novel became a New York Times bestseller and was named a Midwest Honor Award winner. Lesley Kagen’s gift for imbuing her child narrators with compelling authenticity shines as never before in Good Graces, a novel told with sensitivity, wit, and warmth.

Will there be a sequel to those as the girls grow up?

Lesley is an award winning, New York Times bestselling novelist of eight novels.

His socks smell like old bowling shoes from not just one person’s feet, but from a lot of persons’ feet, which made me think of Mary Magdalene drying Jesus’s toes off with her hair. of her because from walking barefoot in Galilee and around lost sheep, the Son of God’s feet had to be really raunchy. Or maybe they weren’t because He also spent a lot of time walking on water. And I was really charitable to Wendy Latour. I have done so much wicked-witch laughing for her that I lost my voice for a week. I was also kind to her brother, Artie.

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Lesley Kagen is a writer, actress, voice-over talent, and restaurateur. The owner of Restaurant Hama, one of Milwaukee's top restaurants, Every Now and Then.

Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, and restaurateur, as well as the author of two previous national bestselling novels.

To this day, my sister insists it was nothing more than the unrelenting heat that drove us to do what we did that summer, but that’s just Troo yanking my chain the way she always has. Deep down, she knows as well as I do that it wasn’t anything as mundane as the weather. Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, and restaurateur, as well as the author of two previous national bestselling novels. Land of . ore about Lesley Kagen.

In Good Graces, its one year later, and a heat wave has everyone in the close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood on edge. spot-on sequel to her bestselling debut,Whistling in the Dark. None more so than Sally OMalley, who remains deeply traumatized by the sudden death of her daddy and her near escape from a murderer and molester the previous summer. Kagen does a remarkable job of balancing the goofiness of being an eleven-year-old with the sinister plot points, creating a suspenseful yarn that still retains an air of genuine innocence. Readers who enjoyed the first story are in for a treat. Contact me: inforeq17l.

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Pemand
Although Lesley Kagen provides the readers of "Good Graces" the background to her storyline in dibs and dabbles, once all the pieces come together the story provides a most unusual and interesting mystery. Two young sisters, bound by one's death bed promise to her father that she will always take care of her younger sister, and one who blames herself for the Father's death, struggle to grow up and find their way in a family full of secrets with a narcissist for a mother and a neighborhood full of wonderfully unique characters. A cat burglar is on the prowl and things aren't always what they seem. Kagen does an excellent job of tapping into the emotional fragility of these two young girls with very different ways of approaching their delicate trauma filled lives. I hope that Kagen returns to their story in some future books. She makes readers truly care about the sisters, their neighbors and friends, and want to know what their future holds beyond this amazing unforgettable summer. I highly recommend this book to all readers!
6snake6
OMG! Such good reading!
Ok, I'm only half way through the book, but this is truly fun reading! I read "Whistling in the dark" and had to buy the sequel to it "Good Graces". I grew up in the 60's and can so relate to these two little girls. I didn't have some of the troubling experiences Sally and Troo had, but the hot summers, games, and stuff they did sure ring true. Lesley Kagen...your writing is funny, exciting and grips your heart. I have laughed right out loud at some of Sally descriptions in the first part of this book. Tension is building and I can't wait to return to this book every time I have to put it down. I love your characters. I also ordered and received "Tomorrow River" and " the undertaking of tess". So glad to have discovered your books Lesley. I am an avid reader and not one for writing reviews unless I really love something. Thanks
Bys
I had so much fun reading this novel that I never wanted to put it down, and never did. The pacing pulled me along (one more chapter--then I'll eat. Another, then I'll go to bed.) Even if you didn't read Whistling In The Dark (but you should because it's great), Good Graces will pull you into the world of the intrepid O'Malley sisters in 1959 Milwaukee. The themes in the story are delicious and Kagen pokes at the ugly truths everyone conveniently hid back then. The O'Malley girls have spirit, loyalty, self-assurance, daring, and a completely engaging view of the world. These characters will stay with me for a long time. Kagen has a genius for presenting the world through Sally O'Malley's watchful eyes, past color and handicaps. And did I mention the twists? Great twists!! Don't even think twice before you read this wonderful novel.
Centrizius
Oh Lesley thank you for writing the sequel to "Whistling In the Dark" and you did a beautiful job. I love Troo but my heart belongs to Sally all the way. All the characters from Whistling are back and having another adventuresome Summer on Vliet St., so much fun. Poor Sally weighted down with the promise she made to her Dad that she would keep the spirited Troo (Margaret) safe and out of harms way, keeps her mighty busy. Thank goodness for Ethel her next door neighbor and best friend. If you have not read Whistling in the Dark--order it today--and you'll be fortunate that you can move right onto "Good Graces" and not miss a beat with the neighborhood. This book was so much fun, I can only hope you continue writing about the O'Malley sisters until they are old and married--for we'll certainly continue to enjoy them.
And thanks for making the book available on Kindle!
Undeyn
I was delighted beyond words, when I found out that Whistling in the Dark, had a sequel .....Good Graces, follows sisters, Troo and Sally, through yet more of their life in a small town in the 50's....It is another fabulous read,,,filled with humor, wisdom, friendship and the closeness of two sisters.....The author shows great depth in the characters in the book, and introduces you to people you will never forget. ...Like Whistling in the Dark,,,,it has twists and turns and BIG surprises, that you never see coming....I could not put the book down....It is a page turner from beginning to end!!! The book makes you yearn to be there,,,,to sit on the side porch in the comfort of Ethel,the neighbors African American caretaker, who is so close to Troo and Sally and takes the place of their distant mother...you will want to play cards with Mr. Gary and attend the Fourth of July festivities in a small town where people know and care deeply about each other.......If you have never read a Lesley Kagen book,,,, I recommend them highly..and I have read hundreds of books!!!....they will captivate you,, enchant you and always stay in your heart....and you will wish for all the world...that you could be there,,,,in that time and in that place,,for just a little while at least...Kudos to Lesley Kagen!
GoodBuyMyFriends
If I didn't know better, I'd think Lesley Kagen is 10-years old, which is probably why they put the author's picture on the book jacket! Having read both Whistling in the Dark and Good Graces, and loving every minute of both, I've found that she has the uncanny knack of capturing the charm, the innocence, and the spunk of a child, especially one who grew up, like I did, in the city of Milwaukee. But in doing so, the reader is still faced with significant life issues, such as racial discrimination, teen-age pregnancy, conspiracy, abuse, and gambling, but they are viewed through another set of lenses. I love the way Ms. Kagen is able to transport me back to an era of innocence, even when surrounded by serious life circumstances. The people and situations she develops in Good Graces are believeable - I feel like I know these people. Her wit and humor are so refreshing and she has me chuckling and even laughing out at times. This novel has an ending that is totally unexpected and truly caught me by surprise. Even if you haven't read Whistling in the Dark, pick up Good Graces and prepare to be entertained.