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Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni

Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni

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The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters! Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The-Caged-Graves/9780547868530#sthash.2vu5JFK7.dpuf
The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters! Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The-Caged-Graves/9780547868530#sthash.2vu5JFK7.dpuf

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 21, 2013
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T H E
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a g e d
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r ave s
DIANNE K. SALERNI
 
CLARION BOOKS Park Avenue SouthNew York, New York Copyright ©  by Dianne K. SalerniAll rights reserved. For information about permission toreproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions,Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Park Avenue South, New York, New York .Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.www.hmhbooks.comThe text was set in LTC Deepdene.
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Salerni, Dianne K.The caged graves / by Dianne K. Salerni.p. cm.Summary: Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania,in  to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old VerityBoone gets caught up in a mystery surrounding the graves of hermother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.ISBN ---- (hardcover)[. Arranged marriage--Fiction. . Love--Fiction. . Buried treasure--Fiction. . Murder--Fiction. . Community life--Pennsylvania--Fiction. . Pennsylvania--History-----Fiction.] I. Title. PZ.SCag [Fic]--dc Manufactured in the United States of AmericaTK          XXXXXXXX
 
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Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania
VEN FACING probable death, Private Si-las Clayton couldn’t stop thinking about thatleather satchel.Screams and gunfire echoed off the mountain wallsin the distance. Light from burning homesteads flickeredthrough the trees, and smoke hung over the valley, obscur-ing the stars. Silas knelt in the dirt, his hands bound be-hind his back and all his thoughts bent toward that bag,which fellow captive Sergeant Anders wore slung acrosshis chest.Across the clearing, British officers consulted, occa-sionally passing cold eyes over their prisoners as they con-sidered what to do with two dozen stray Continentals.Silas hadn’t known much luck in his eighteen years.The sixth child of nine on a failing farm never had much tolook forward to growing up, except hunger and the sure

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