Hardback book: On New Year's Day, 1901, Tish Sterling, 14, began a new journal, which she thought of as The Tears and Trials of Letitia Chambers Sterling. She had no idea as she began of the multiplicity of tears and trials that would fill it.
To begin with, Mother's new baby chose the night of the blizzard to appear, and Tish was in charge. Then there was Ben, Tish's older brother and his best friend, Doug. Doug was a troublemaker and so was his girl friend, Mary Lou hodge. Tish had no idea on that January day, of how involved with Mary Lou she could become, or how much Doug's actions would affect he relationship with his younger brother, Ken. Then there was the school play, Romeo and Juliet. To her amazement, Tish found herself playing Juliet to Ken's Romeo. The experience taught her as much about herself, Ken, and her family as it did about Shakespeare.
This is the same Tish Sterling whose first six months of being fourteen were recorded in "The Keeping Days." Though this book completes the year, it can be read for itself alone.