Book List in Order:4 titles

  • A girl grows into a woman in the 1950s while dealing with sexism, anti-intellectualism, and 1950s underwear. The fourth in the Patchwork Family series, Celia's Cure centers on the first McAlister child born into the family. Her unique perspective on ...


  • Jamie McAlister was born Chaim Metzger. He survived Buchenwald as a four-year-old; now it's 1953 and he's been adopted by an American family in which he's the only Jew. At his bar mitzvah, he realizes he needs to come to terms with his identity and w...



  • In the 1950s, an abused, orphaned adolescent struggles for the strength to build a solid life with the help of his new adoptive family and the inspiration of the rock 'n' roll phenomenon sweeping the music world....