Perched amid the leaves of the Osage orange tree in her stepfather's backyard, Beryl Fonteyn observes the life around her - Mama's desperate attempts to gain Jack's approval by writing her novel, which he mercilessly critiques; her brother Stevie's unhealthy fascination with acting out events from the Bible; and Jack's obsession with his bees - all the while imagining that her runaway father will one day return. But as Beryl's adolescent turmoil collides with the confines of Jack's eccentric home, a shattering secret will divide their loyalties - and in one irrevocable moment the home that Beryl's family has found, their shelter in the storm, will be torn apart forever. . .
"A poignant and vibrant story filled with the small truths that illuminate human nature. Angela Davis-Gardner is a wonderous and generous writer." - Amy Tan
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Used availability for Angela Davis-Gardner's Forms of Shelter
September 1991 : USA Hardback
October 2007 : USA Paperback
June 1996 : USA Paperback
February 1993 : USA Paperback
October 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition