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The silver star: a novel

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The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world-a triumph of imagination and storytelling. IT IS 1970 in a small town in California. "Bean" Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who "found something wrong with every place she ever lived," takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in Charlotte's family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Because money is tight, Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town-a big man who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister-inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it's Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz. Jeannette Walls, supremely alert to abuse of adult power, has written a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.
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9781410458452
9781470386993
9781451661507
9781470348717
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Full title silver star
Author walls jeannette
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 03:37:40AM
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series Thorndike Press large print core
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print core|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Downloadable audio books, Large type books, Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
title_display The silver star : a novel
title_full The Silver Star, The Silver Star A Novel, The silver star : a novel / Jeannette Walls, The silver star [electronic resource] / Jeannette Walls, The silver star [sound recording] / Jeannette Walls, The silver star [sound recording] : a novel / Jeannette Walls, The silver star [text (large print)] / Jeannette Walls
title_short The silver star :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence, Sisters