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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal Winner, 1980.

Thirteen-year-old Catherine Cabot Hall put ink to the first unblemished page of her diary on October 17, 1830, the day after her father returned from Boston with the diary tucked conspicuously under his arm. Catherine's mother had died of fever four years before, and now Catherine performed the duties of housewife and mother, living contentedly with her father and younger sister, Matty, on their New Hampshire farm. In spite of the daily hardships, Catherine had much to be thankful for, especially for Cassie, her dearest friend. But when Catherine received a disturbing note from a stranger, she wasn't sure what she should do or who she should tell. Only her diary knew the anguish in her heart. Would her secret drive a wedge in her friendship with Cassie or bind them together forever? 

©1979 Joan Blos (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

What listeners say about A Gathering of Days

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Listening is better than reading in this case..

The story ended up being better than I thought it was going to be. I do believe that listening to this book versus reading it helped. The narrator did an excellent job and fit the part well. There is no real plot to this story, which, I guess, is okay considering it is a girl's journal, but then when you realize that the story isn't real....well then a little more plot could have been invented.
With that said...it is a believable story of a girl who shares her ups and downs of life in the 1800's. I do believe that there are some values set forth about diligence of work and obedience.

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I liked it

It was a good book with well detailed character and a good story line, would definitely recommend!!!!😁💖📓📕📙📘📗📖

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I liked it

I liked the the book by Joan Blos narrated by madeleines potter the name of this book is called the gathering of days

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very interesting

It is a great book and I enjoyed listening to it. I love it so.

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Get tissues out!

Speechless! Beautiful story , lost me at the beginning but hooked me at the end. wow!

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wonderful book!!!

It was extremely sad, but a delightful read! I loved the steady pace of the narrator of gathering of days!!!

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Terrible

Boring, no story line, hard to follow, in general just a terrible book and a waste of money

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Bob

This stinks stinks stinks i hate it hate it i o I if I i

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ITS BORING

Would you try another book from Joan Blos and/or Madeleine Potter?

U CANT EVEN UNDERSTAND IT IT JUST SUCKS!!!!!

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Hardy Boys

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!

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DON'T LISTEN TO IT OR BUY IT

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Horrible

Really boring and it is a long nerdy Trudy birdy fart of a book and it's bad

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