It is the summer of 1911, and Carney Sibley is back home in her beloved town of Deep Valley, Minnesota. She’s looking forward to hosting a month-long house party, with guests including her Vassar college roommate Isobel Porteous and old chum Betsy Ray. With lots of the old Crowd and a new friend–wealthy, unkempt, but lovable Sam Hutchinson–around, the days are filled with fun. And romance seems to be in the air. But Carney can never be rmantic about anyone but Larry Humphreys, her high school sweetheart, who moved to California four years ago. Then Larry returns to Deep Valley and sets the town abuzz. Will Larry propose? And will Carney say yes?
Winona Root is almost eight years old. More than anything in the world, she wants a pony for her birthday. She wishes so hard for a pony that she’s sure to get one-at least, that’s what she tells her friends Betsy, Tacy and Tib. It’s only when the exciting day grows near that Winona begins to wonder: What if her father meant it when he said she couldn’t have a pony?
Paperback, published by Harper Perennial, illustrated by Vera Neville, foreword by Melissa Wiley.