Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publish Date: 1994
After her grandfather`s death, Cassie longs for an orderliness to life -` a pattern -` that doesn`t exist among her raucous, loving family. But during an eventful summer by the sea, she begins to learn that some things do not stay the same forever. Colorful characters [and] Cassie`s continuing and believable growth in understanding herself and others [make] this novel so distinctive."