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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard

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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Audio Library Digital

07/02/2013

678 minutes

9781624068775

Audio Retail Digital

07/02/2013

678 minutes

9781624068782

Audio CD

07/02/2013

9 Audio CD

678 minutes

9781624068751

Audio MP3 CD

07/02/2013

2 Audio MP3 CD

678 minutes

9781624068799

Playaway

07/02/2013

678 minutes

9781624068805

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In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's home. Mamie is the nearest thing to family Starla has. After being put on restriction yet again for her sassy mouth, Starla is caught sneaking out. She fears Mamie will make good on her threat to send Starla to reform school, so Starla walks to the outskirts of town, and just keeps walking. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. The trio embarks on a road trip that will change Starla's life forever. She sees for the first time life as it really is - as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

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Starla's fiery independence makes her a likable narrator., Publishers Weekly

A coming-of-age story as well as a luminous portrait of courage and the bonds of friendship... Susan Crandall tells young Starla's story with pitch-perfect tone, evoking 1963 Mississippi and its struggles with a deft hand. I laughed and cried at Starla's keen observances of life and family and the sometimes blurred edges of justice. Like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Whistling Past the Graveyard is destined to become a classic., Karen White, , New York Times bestselling Author

It's not easy to keep such a young narrator convincing for more than 300 pages... Readers will take to Starla and be caught up in her story., Booklist

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