Many Stones by Carolyn Coman

Berry Morgan is having a really tough time coming to terms with her grief and anger. Her parents have divorced and her sister was murdered while volunteering at a school in Cape Town, South Africa. Berry thinks of this divorce as her father’s way of rejecting the family, and her sister’s death is just too much to bear. She often deals with her grief by collecting stones and stacking them on her chest to “know there’s something there to be weighted.” When her father heads to South Africa, on business and to attend a memorial service, Berry comes along. Though she doesn’t want to be there, because it is a constant reminder of the sister she lost and also means being with her father, Berry ends up learning a valuable lesson. If the black South Africans, who lived through the terrible injustices and atrocities of apartheid, are trying to find a way to forgive, how can Berry not find a way to forgive as well?

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