The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (1996) by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Nilsson
A young adult novel about a Wisconsin town’s desire to have an orchestra perform at their dairy festival.
“Filled with wry, affectionate descriptions of mid-nineties lifestyles, this will amuse those who enjoy Keillor’s whimsical observations of personal quirks and contemporary attitudes.” – Booklist
“The raw honesty between members of the Green family is enviable, and Rachel makes 14 not seem so horrible. In the end, you’ll want to move to a small town and learn to play the violin.” – blogger Amy