A Rambler Steals Home by Carter HigginsA Rambler Steals Home by Carter Higgins

A Rambler Steals Home

byCarter Higgins

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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Garland, Derby, and Triple Clark spend each season traveling highways and byways in their Rambler-until summer, when small-town Ridge Creek, Virginia, calls them back. There they settle in, selling burgers and fries out of Garland's Grill after each game the Rockskippers play in their battered minor-league baseball stadium. Derby's summer traditions bring her closer than she's ever been to a real home that isn't on wheels, but this time, her return to Ridge Creek reveals unwelcome news. Nowthe person Derby loves most in town needs her help-and yet finding a way to do so may uncover deeply held stories and secrets. Told in Derby's unforgettable voice, this warm-hearted debut novel is about taking risks, planting roots, and discovering the true definition of home.
Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian, book blogger, and former graphic designer. A Rambler Steals Home is her debut novel. She lives in Southern California.
Title:A Rambler Steals HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.81 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544602013

ISBN - 13:9780544602014


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A home run! What a fantastic read! Derby Christmas Clark travels the county with her dad and younger brother, selling Christmas trees in the winter and flipping burgers in the summer. They spend every summer in the small town of Ridge Creek Virginia, the closest thing Derby knows to a home. This summer brings a swath of changes into Derby's life. This story was brimming with fantastic characters and wonderful relationships. It was heart-warming and sweet and I can't wait to read it again.
Date published: 2017-07-03

Editorial Reviews

This story is about as feel-good as they come, with new friendships grounded on old ones, poignant adolescent growth, and insights into family stories." -Bulletin "? readers will easily connect with the story's reflections on belonging, hope, family, and the meaning of home." -Publishers Weekly "Vibrant, engaging Derby and her descriptive firstperson narrative, full of lively and poignant touches, are compelling and affecting? A heartfelt, immersive debut, perfect for sports fans." -Booklist "Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort." -Kirkus "