From Library Journal
A disastrous spring flood and the coming of integration introduce adult problems into the placid life of a young Kansas girl. At ten, Eva Hoffman has had a textbook-perfect childhood despite her German-Jewish parents' memories of Nazi horrors. Now, as Brown brings suit against the Topeka, Kansas, school district she attends, and floods bring confrontation with refugees whose lives differ widely from hers, Eva must learn to accommodate both the world's ugliness and the altruistic values she has been taught. Ascher writes lucidly and simply about complicated situations and feelings, so much so that the novel might do for a literate young adult reader, though oversimplification of character and a weak ending somewhat mar its impact. Recommended. Shelley Cox, Special Collections, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
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A "richly evocative story of the awakening to adulthood, this novel demands slow and appreciative reading. Ascher should be applauded for writing what critic and novelist John Gardener once called 'moral fiction'." --Los Angeles Times
"A refreshing and extremely moving novel." --Ms. Magazine
"I wish there were more books like Carol Ascher's—sensitively observed, full of affection and life, and . . . passionately concerned with crucial moral questions."