Summer of Stolen Secrets

A city girl spends the summer in the South and learns the secrets of her estranged extended family.

Catarina has never met her strict Jewish grandmother. But now, with an opportunity to spend three weeks in Baton Rouge and away from her best-friends-turned-bullies, Cat packs her bags and leaves New York City to get to know the woman who has always been a mystery. Down South, she begins working at her grandmother’s luxury department store with her rebellious cousin Lexie. Nothing seems to be going right and nobody talks about the past. But just when Cat is starting to think that this whole trip may have been a huge mistake, she stumbles onto a secret from a time her grandmother refuses to speak of. Suddenly Cat’s summer, and everything she thought she knew, has changed.

Award-winning author Julie Sternberg tells a tender family story full of humor, heart, and heartbreak that reveals the power of forgiveness and proves it’s never too late to start over.

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Summer of Stolen Secrets Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203644
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

A city girl spends the summer in the South and learns the secrets of her estranged extended family.


We Were Merchants: The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux's and Maison Blanche Department Stores Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807134498
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Published: LSU Press - October 1st, 2009

The words Goudchaux's/Maison Blanche conjure up a wealth of fond memories for local shoppers. At this landmark Louisiana department store, clerks greeted you by name; children received a nickel to buy a Coke and for every report-card A; families anticipated the holiday arrival of the beloved puppet Mr.