Signed Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams
Winston has lived with Nanny, her grandmother, since she was four, when her mother lefter to try to become a star. Ten years have gone by and now Momma is ready to come home. To get her, Winton’s grandmother “borrows” the neighbor’s RV, unfortunately the neighbor’s teenage son is sleeping in it when they leave for Vegas.
This book is set in the early seventies during the summer Olympics. There are references to Elvis, Mark Spitz, Black September, and the Munich massacre. They color the story and set the timeline without confusing the reader who might feel like this was ancient history. Winston is funny, but hesitant to forgive her mother for leaving all those years ago. Stevie seems older than his years with his attitude, behavior and maturity. If you like stories about wayward mothers and learning to live without them you might also like Beauty Shop for Rent by Laura Bowers.