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    DescriptionThe 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 But when school starts in the fall, it's Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn.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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    Title
    The Silver Star
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeannette Walls
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451661507
    ISBN 10: 1451661509
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES, GEOG/VIRGIN
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3623.A3644 S55 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    11 June 2013
    Review quote
    "Jeannette Walls jumps off the memoir train and hitches a ride on the novel form with The Silver Star"."--Elissa Schappell "Vanity Fair "