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From one of the bestselling memoirists of all time, a stunning and heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.

It is 1970. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman “who flees every place she’s ever lived at the first sign of trouble,” takes off to “find herself.” She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that’s been in the family for generations.

An impetuous optimist, Bean discovers who her father was and learns many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, so Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, a big man who bullies workers, tenants, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister, inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, non-conformist. But when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn.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 in the car with Maddox.

The author of The Glass Castle, hyper-alert to abuse of adult power, has written a gorgeous, riveting, heartbreaking novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love the world despite its flaws and injustices.

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The Silver Star,Jeannette Wallshas written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl whochallenges the injustice of the adult worlda triumph of imagination andstorytelling.

IT IS 1970 in a small town in California. BeanHolladay 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 ortwo. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside thehouse, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their UncleTinsley lives in the decaying mansion thats been in Charlottes family forgenerations.

Animpetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears manystories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Because moneyis tight, Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for JerryMaddox, foreman of the mill in towna big man who bullies his workers, histenants, his children, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart oldersisterinventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. Butwhen school starts in the fall, its Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends,and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz.

JeannetteWalls, supremely alert to abuse of adult power, has written a deeply movingnovel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love eachother and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than five years. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than five years. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442362857
Author:
Walls, Jeannette
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20130611
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.12 in
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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"Synopsis" by , The Silver Star,Jeannette Wallshas written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl whochallenges the injustice of the adult worlda triumph of imagination andstorytelling.

IT IS 1970 in a small town in California. BeanHolladay 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 ortwo. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside thehouse, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their UncleTinsley lives in the decaying mansion thats been in Charlottes family forgenerations.

Animpetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears manystories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Because moneyis tight, Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for JerryMaddox, foreman of the mill in towna big man who bullies his workers, histenants, his children, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart oldersisterinventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. Butwhen school starts in the fall, its Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends,and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz.

JeannetteWalls, supremely alert to abuse of adult power, has written a deeply movingnovel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love eachother and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.

"Synopsis" by , 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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