The Sound of Summer Voices Author:Helen Tucker One summer day while sitting on the front porch and mulling over bits and pieces of information about himself and his family, eleven year old Patrick Q. Tolson concludes that one of his aunts is, in fact, his mother. This conclusion alarms him since it means that everyone in his family, his two maiden aunts, his Uncle Darius and even Mavis, the ... more »cook, has been lying to him for years. No doubt the woman they claimed had given birth to him and then died had, in fact, never existed.
From this day on he uses his talents for eavesdropping to slowly but persistently search for the truth. He hides in trees and in the back seats of cars listening until his true origins become clear. When he finally learns the truth he also learns something about love and forgiveness.« less