THE GIFT OF SARAH BARKER
ISBN# 0-670-64580-X Viking hardcover
ISBN# 0-590-42538-2 Scholastic paperback
ISBN# 0-14-036027-1 Penguin paperback
I always called this “Romeo and Juliet in a Shaker community.” An historical novel, with romantic elements where no romances were supposed to flourish, this book takes the reader back to a New England sect in the 1850s. The book–one of my own personal favorites–is under option for the movies.