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The Book of Ebenezer Le Page ()

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A surprising and wonderful novel.  The narrator, Ebenezer Le Page, tells the story of his life and of the passing of a way of life in the Channel Islands of Great Britain.  He speaks in a unique tongue, a sort of French/English patois, that sounds unlike anything you've ever heard.

As his story & his life come to a close, he finds a transcendent happiness that will warm the cockles of the coldest heart.


Grade: (A+)


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