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A Ship of Pearl

By: Adela Crandell Durkee
Narrated by: Bud Corley
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Publisher's Summary

A 1933 bank closing in mid-Michigan piles calamity on top of disaster. Separated from his family, 12-year-old Eldie Craine is up to his eyeballs in unfamiliar territory: someone else’s clothes, a new school, new rules. And, now there’s Cecilea. 

©2016 Adela Crandell Durkee (P)2019 Adela Crandell Durkee

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“Adela writes with the eye of an artist and the ear of a musician.” (Ronne Hartfield, author of Another Way Home, essayist, international museum consultant, and former executive director at The Art Institute of Chicago and Urban Gateways)

“Adela’s unique voice brings a romantic nostalgia to its readers. She captures the simplicity of a child’s wonder and amazement at God’s beautiful world.” (Kimberly Sullivan, Executive Director of Love Inc., contributing writer at and featured at Huffington Post)

“I hope someday to be able to write like Crandell. In the meantime, I'll be content to continue reading her…Bud Corley is the only voice I can imagine speaking for Eldie. There's something about the surface-level sound of his voice, his manner of speaking, that takes us to childhood, but beyond that, it's as if Corley intimately knows the heart and soul of Eldie. Every emotion, from frustration to guilt to confusion to amusement, is convincingly expressed without over-acting or even a hint of obvious effort.” (Kristen Tsetsi, author of The Year of Dan Palace, Pretty Much True, and The Year of the Child)

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