Away from Home

Away from Home American life around the turn of the century is the backdrop for these heart warming real life stories And while some things have changed for girls some haven t Mabel and Sarah Jane contend with a n

  • Title: Away from Home
  • Author: Arleta Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780781432900
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • American life around the turn of the century is the backdrop for these heart warming, real life stories And while some things have changed for girls, some haven t.Mabel and Sarah Jane contend with a new way of life when they leave for a boarding school away from their farm homes and families.

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    About " Arleta Richardson "

  • Arleta Richardson

    Arleta Richardson was an author, librarian, and a teacher The Grandma s Attic series was her most well known series She was born in Flint, MI, and served in World War II She belonged to the Free Methodist Church.

  • 261 Comments

  • This is the fifth book in the Grandma's Attic series and is a departure from her previous books. The storytelling aspect that was going in the fourth book is gone in this and replaced with a diary-entry-driven narrative. I don't think that this is a problem for the appeal although some of the anecdotes have some conjecture to them.This is an amazingly sweet and simple book series. I can't wait to read them with my children. I have the feeling my daughter has more than a touch of "Mabel" in her! [...]


  • This is considered the 5th book in the beloved Grandma's Attic series, but I like to think of it as a "second" series about Mabel and Sarah Jane all grown up(well, not quite grown up the process of growing up!). Unlike the first four, Mabel is not telling stories to her granddaughter; rather, it is just her telling the story in first person. The girls go away to college where they soon find out the world's a whole lot bigger place than the farm with a variety of people. The writing remains as wi [...]


  • I've just finished reading this book for the third or fourth time. (This time in just one sitting. Amazing what you can accomplish when you have a cold and are unable to sleep.) Obviously, I love it. This time I found it especially enjoyable because I am currently 16 and will be leaving home to attend college in the fall.I cherish this whole series. I have enjoyed reading these books with my mom, on my own, and hope that I will some day enjoy them with my own children.


  • I have read all of the Grandma's Attic Series and Novels. They are all amazing. The Novels I have read as a whole 6 times and love them more each time. They may be on the light side as far as the amount of pages go, but they are well worth the read no matter your age!


  • This is a book I just love. I haven't read it in probably more then a dozen years it's a light read, geared towards a much younger audience, but I can't help but enjoy it. It's just so honest. A little heavy handed on the Christianity, but I don't mind.



  • Sometimes you just need a book that gave you a smile as a child this was one for me. Re-reading it as an adult, I still enjoyed it, though I just sailed through it, it was so easy.



  • While it has lost a little of the "story telling" feeling of the books earlier in the series, you'll love finding out more about Mabel!


  • I have also read in the series, "18 and On Her Own.", "19 And Wedding Bells Ahead", "At Home in North Branch", "New Faces New Friends", "Stories from the Growing Years" etc




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