The Silver Star (Large Print / Paperback)

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If you have read Glass Castle and Half-Broke Horses, then you know what a fabulous writer Jeannette Walls is. This is her first fiction, but it doesn't stray all that far from her non-fiction subject matter. In The Silver Star, two young girls are left basically homeless when their dysfunctional mother deserts them. Luckily, Bean and Lizare tough.

— jill

June 2013 Indie Next List


“In this novel by bestselling memoirist Walls, 12-year-old Bean and her older sister Liz are left to fend for themselves when their musically inclined mother takes her leave of them to 'sort things out.' The sisters embark on a trip from California to Virginia to find their Uncle Tinsley and, hopefully, some stability. Bean's impetuous enthusiasm and clear sense of what is right are the girls' best defense against the prejudices, injustices, and abuse that await them in 1970s Byler, Virginia. Scout Finch has met her match in Bean in this wonderfully woven tale of perseverance, strong family bonds, the triumph of love and loyalty, and the emergence of unlikely heroes. Pitch perfect and pure pleasure!”
— Linda McLoughlin Figel, pages: a bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594137860
ISBN-10: 1594137862
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 393
Language: English