Covers of The Books of Ann Tatlock

"A Room of My Own"

Daughter of a prominent physician, Virginia Eide’s wealthy, idyllic life is forever altered when the Great Depression sweeps across the country. As she works alongside her father, giving medical aid and other assistance to the people of “Soo City,” a makeshift camp along the nearby railroad tracks.
“In this seamless and well-researched narrative, Tatlock provides a compelling look at the Depression through a child’s eyes.”

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Above - Aunt Sally once told me that the rays of the sun are really ladders of light, traveled both by the souls of the dead who climb them to heaven and by the angels who descend them on missions of mercy to earth. Whenever the rays of the sun streamed in through the windows of our house, I paused to look for angels.

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Above - Railroad tracks divide the main town (left) from the shantytown (right)

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"All the Way Home"

The friendship of Augie Schuler and Sunny Yamagata spans the years from the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Japanese-American internment camps to the tumultuous era of Civil Rights in 1960s Mississippi. Together the two girls share their secret longings, pursue their dreams and eventually discover the true meaning of faith and family.

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Above - The barracks at the internment camp with Mt. Williamson in the background


Above - Young girl at the internment camp


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"I’ll Watch the Moon"
“In post-World War II America, nine-year-old Nova Tierney worries about Russian bombs, but mostly she wants to find a suitable candidate to marry her mother and give her a new “pa.” Catherine, a tormented soul, is terrified that the polio epidemic will touch her children. When it does strike Nova’s 13-year-old brother, Dewey, Catherine weathers the blow via an unlikely friendship with a concentration camp survivor. Dewey’s dream is to be the first man to land on the moon, and Nova promises to “watch the moon” for him until he gets better.”

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Above - The house where the story takes place


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"Every Secret Thing"
When Elizabeth Gunnar accepts a teaching position at the preparatory school she attended as a girl, she is returning to more than a place–to memories, mysteries, and an old love. Once there she meets unexpected challenges–and challenging new people.

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Above - A place of memories


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"Things We Once Held Dear"

The foundations of Neil Sadler’s small-town life had been rocked by the suspicious death of Helen Syfert, the mother of Neil’s friend Mary. Years later, living and working in New York City, Neil struggles to recover from a more recent loss. Intent on repairing his shattered world, Neil returns to his hometown of Mason, Ohio, where he reconnects with Mary.

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Above - The House in Mason, Ohio


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"A Place Called Morning"

Mae Demaray’s life in an old clapboard house on a quiet Minneapolis street had been rich with the hues of security and love, beauty and faith. But that was before the March day when Mae’s young grandson died accidentally while under her care. Unable to make sense of her torn-apart world, Mae retreats from life as she had once known it.

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Above - Morning painting


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