Icy Sparks

Icy Sparks

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An Oprah's Book Club selectionSet in Appalachia during the late 1950s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl's heartbreaking battle with Tourette's syndrome.Ten-year-old Icy Sparks already has one strike against her: She's an orphan. Life becomes even more difficult when Icy develops strange symptoms: violent tics, inexplicable convulsions, sudden outbursts, and uncontrollable cursing that accompany her rare neurological disorder. Her affliction goes undiagnosed until adulthood, but the all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community.Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful journey to womanhood. A funny, sad, and transcendent story, Icy Sparks introduces a fresh new Southern voice.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142.7 x 24.9mm | 263.75g
  • Old Saybrook, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • , Slightly; 7 Hours on 6 CDs ed.
  • 1565115139
  • 9781565115132

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35,175 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (13,085)
3 31% (10,857)
2 8% (2,839)
1 2% (741)
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