Whistling Past the Graveyard

"Whistling past the graveyard." That's what Daddy called it when you did something to keep your mind off your most worstest fear. . . .
In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla's destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is--as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

ISBN: 9780606371483

ISBN-10: 9780606371483

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Publication Date: 02/04/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/04/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Historical - General

Coming of Age

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