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It's 1976. The USA turns 200 while scrappy agnostic Sandy Drue turns 10, finds an electric typewriter in her father's office, and begins turning out page after page on the conflicting demands of burgeoning adolescence and her own quiet search for the Meaning of Life.


What other  readers have said...

An unconventional coming-of-age jigsaw of short stories, 'Mailbox' was named a Foreword Reviews finalist for 2015 Young Adult Book of the Year INDIEFAB Award, indieBRAG medallion honoree, and Writer's Digest Honorable Mention in Middle-Grade/Young Adult Fiction.

"As with all of Freund's prose, there is a wonderful energy and humor to the writing. Mailbox is a fantastic piece of fiction and as true to life as a careful documentary."-- Michelle Bailat-Jones, author of Fog Island Mountains.

"A charming novel, full of honesty and insight, Mailbox is shot through with the mystery and mischief of childhood, and the struggles -- and victories -- of growing up. Compulsively readable." -- Meg Gardiner, Edgar award winning author.

"In vignettes that bring to mind Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece The House on Mango Street, Nancy Freund's Mailbox tells an engaging, sensitive, and at times very funny coming-of-age story. Her protagonist, Sandy Drue, is a hyper-articulate, charming narrator who with a few stumbles, a couple of deaths in the family, and one crazy conflict in a haunted house, comes to understand truths about herself, her family, and the world around her. This is a book for both the young and old, parents and children. Anyone with a heart that feels and a head full of questions will find great wisdom and many warm moments to cherish in Freund's lovely tale." -- Brian Gresko, editor of When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk about the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood

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