Description: From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip.

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...
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Bibliographic Information
Publisher(s): Simon and Schuster
Publish Date: 2014-02-04
Book Pages: 336
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 1476740046
Subjects: Fiction / General • Fiction / Historical • Fiction / Coming of Age
Book Dimensions
Height: 21.00 cm
Width: 13.50 cm
Thickness: 2.50 cm
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