"Ellen's mother has struggled with depression before, but not like this. With her father away fighting in World War II and her mother unable to care for them, Ellen's only option is to reach out to her cold, distant aunt Pearl. Soon enough, city-dwelling Ellen and her mother are shepherded off to the countryside to Aunt Pearl's home, a tidy white cottage at the base of Snowden Mountain. Adjusting to life in a small town is no easy thing: the school has one room, one of her classmates smells of skunk, and members of the community seem to whisper about Ellen's family. But even as she worries that depression is a family curse to which she'll inevitably succumb, Ellen slowly begins to carve out a space for herself and her mother on Snowden Mountain in this thoughtful, heartfelt middle-grade novel from Jeri Watts."--Container.
Candlewick on BrillianceAudio book on CD.
Country life -- Juvenile fiction.
Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Home -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Rural conditions -- Juvenile fiction.
Candlewick Press, publisher.
Tusing, Megan, narrator.