Foster resident Kimberly Newton Fusco is an award-winning author of novels for the middle school set. Her latest, Chasing Augustus, was recently dubbed “magnificent” by the notoriously crotchety review outlet Kirkus. Tending to Grace, Fusco’s 2004 debut, has been adapted for the stage by her hometown community theater. It’s brief, lyrical story about a 14-year old girl who moves to the country with an aunt after her troubled mom decamps to Vegas with a new boyfriend. Heroine Cornelia is extremely quiet, more so because of a stutter, which is why Laurie Smith Murphy’s adaptation focuses heavily on Cornelia’s inner thoughts.