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  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781400074242
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $16.99

Diamonds In The Shadow


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A powerful novel about the difficulty of doing what is right.

Through their love for people, yet ignorance of the unknown, the Finch Family has joined alongside their church and opened their home to an African refugee family who are moving to Connecticut. The Amabo family of four– Andre, Celestine, Mattu, and Alake: father, mother, and teenage son and daughter– arrive in great hope as they have escaped the tyranny of Africa. What the Finch Family doesn’t know is that there are not just four refugees in this Amabo family, but five.

As the Amabo family, who have suffered unimaginable horrors, begin to adjust to a life of plenty in the Finches' suburban Connecticut home, and the Finches are learning new lessons of “The Golden Rule”. The life adjustment for all seems flawless.

But the fifth refugee does not believe in good will. This lawless rebel has managed to enter America undetected. And the Amabo family has something of his--something that they agreed to carry into the country for him.

When Jared, the oldest Finch son, realizes that the good guys are not always innocent, he must make a decision that could change the fates of both the Finches and the Amabos. In this uncommonly penetrating story, Caroline B. Cooney presents a fresh perspective on how doing what is right can be most difficult.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781400074242
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Caroline B. Cooney

“What more can life hold, than to know that because of your story, somebody out there has decided to read again!”—Caroline B. Cooney Caroline B. Cooney's books have recieved several honors, including an IRA–CBC Children's Choice and being named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Praise for Diamonds In The Shadow

“Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 17, 2007:”


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