Sophie remembered last night's dream and the gray stones-a whole row of them like the ones under the trees. Each stone was etched with letters that she couldn't quite read. When her pregnant mother falls, Sophie blames herself for the accident. Premature labor begins, and everyone worries the infant might join the others under the gray stones. Aunt Rae has come to help care for the baby and mother, but her presence only increases the tension in the family. Then Aunt Rae finds her niece talking with the young man from a neighboring farm and confronts her, revealing something that shakes Sophie's world.No-Name Baby is an intimate portrait of a young girl as she discovers the truth about herself and her family
Although a short book at 106 pages, this was such a wonderful read.
The beginning starts off with Sophie not wanting to feed the pigs, so her pregnant mother tells her to go on and she will feed them. Sophie blames herself for her mother falling and going into premature labor. This is the beginning of Sophie finding herself, and learning more about her family.
Nancy Bo Flood did an amazing job with this realistic historical fiction. The one thing that I did not care for was the cover of the book. with a name like No Name Baby, I would picture the headstones of the no-name babies that can be found on Sophie's family property.
Hardcover, 106 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Namelos