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The Resource The Silver Star

The Silver Star

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The Silver Star
Title
The Silver Star
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Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’ gripping new novel that "transports us with her powerful storytelling...She contemplates the extraordinary bravery needed to confront real-life demons in a world where the hardest thing to do may be to not run away" (O, The Oprah Magazine).It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, 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 widowed 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 stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, and the sisters start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Liz is whip-smart—an inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox. Jeannette Walls 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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Walls, Jeannette
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The Silver Star
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8c3bd027-20a4-40c2-8ee3-adb24f09e5aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451661552
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silver Star
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c3bd027-20a4-40c2-8ee3-adb24f09e5aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451661552
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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