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The Tiny One

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The Tiny One

The Tiny One

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Eliza Minot

We gave it an A

In this luminous debut novel, The Tiny One, 8-year-old Via re-creates the February day her mother died in a car crash, from the bowl of Sugar Smacks she ate for breakfast, to the giddy anticipation she felt when her father appeared in the middle of math class to take her home, to the first numb night spent in a house full of mourners.

Details like these, along with funny, warm memories of the Revere family’s life together in small-town Massachusetts, leaven the book’s heartbreaking, but unflinching, look at death. Minot has written an achingly beautiful tale of loss and redemption.