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The Visitors by Sally Beauman
(available in print from RFPL)
From the catalog: “Sent abroad to Egypt in 1922 to recover from the typhoid that has killed her mother, eleven-year-old Lucy becomes swept up in the feverish excitement surrounding the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb. Through her friendship with Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, Lucy witnesses first-hand the intrigue, politics, and passions surrounding this quest. Raised in a world in which adults are often cold and unpredictable, Lucy forms an immediate bond with Frances.”
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
(available in print, ebook, and audio CD from RFPL)
Genna reviewed this book last month – check it out here!