goodbye charleyIt’s the summer of 1943 and for 12-year-old Celie Marsh the war seems awfully close to her coastal Massachusetts home. When her father brings a monkey home from work one day, Celie finds the friend she has been missing. But a near disaster finally forces her to make a heart-wrenching decision that teaches her painful lessons about friendship, family, and the meaning of love.

“An engaging, insightful novel that weaves timeless themes into a historical setting.”