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Whistling past the graveyard, Susan Crandall

Label
Whistling past the graveyard
Title
Whistling past the graveyard
Statement of responsibility
Susan Crandall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three--that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. Starla's daddy works on an oil rig in the Gulf, so Mamie, with her tsk-tsk sounds and her bitter refrain of 'Lord, give me strength' is the nearest thing to family Starla has. After being put on restriction yet again for her sassy mouth, Starla is caught sneaking out for the Fourth of July parade. She fears Mamie will make good on her threat to send Starla to reform school, so Starla walks to the outskirts of town, and just keeps walking. ... If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. The trio embarks on a road trip that will change Starla's life forever. She sees for the first time life as it really is--as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be."--
Assigning source
Publisher's statement from Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crandall, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.R375
LC item number
W48 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Runaway children
  • Race relations
  • Friendship
  • Mississippi
Label
Whistling past the graveyard, Susan Crandall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781476707723
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012045961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812258057
Label
Whistling past the graveyard, Susan Crandall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781476707723
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012045961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812258057

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