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Target Club Pick Feb 2014: Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall (Paperback)

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Only at Target, find the February, 2014, Club Pick "Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall

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The summer of 1963 begins like any other for nine-year-old Starla Claudelle. Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear is that Starla will turn out like her mother. Starla hasn’t seen her momma since she was three, but is convinced that her mother will keep her promise to take Starla and her daddy to Nashville, where her mother hopes to become a famous singer—and that one day her family will be whole and perfect.

When Starla is grounded on the Fourth of July, she sneaks out to see the parade. After getting caught, Starla’s fear that Mamie will make good on her threats and send her to reform school cause her to panic and run away from home. Once out in the country, Starla is offered a ride by a black woman, Eula, who is traveling with a white baby. She happily accepts a ride, with the ultimate goal of reaching her mother in Nashville.

As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation. Through talks with Eula, reconnecting with her parents, and encountering a series of surprising misadventures, Starla learns to let go of long-held dreams and realizes family is forged from those who will sacrifice all for you, no matter if bound by blood or by the heart.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Action + Thrillers
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Gallery Books
Featured book lists: Target Club Picks
Age Range: Adult
Author: Susan Crandall
Language: English
Street Date: February 4, 2014
TCIN: 15088163
UPC: 490590400555
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0055
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