For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake—fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.
Family Relationships; Separation; Single parent; separated parents; single mother
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
lake; cottage; summer vacation; moving out
Derby, Sally, "Kyle's Island" (2010). Diverse Families. 1120.