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    The Silver Star (Paperback) By (author) Jeannette Walls

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    DescriptionIt is 1970. 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz 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 the 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 has 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 Madox, 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But when school starts in the autumn, it is Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens between Liz and Maddox...


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    Title
    The Silver Star
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeannette Walls
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 334 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471129087
    ISBN 10: 147112908X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    DC23: 813.6
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. She now lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
    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 "