Whistling Past the Graveyard – What are you reading Tues?

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 life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

Author Bio:

Indiana native Susan Crandall’s breakout novel, Whistling Past the Graveyard will be released July 2, 2013. Her previous works have garnered national awards, including the coveted RITA(c). With the exception of seven years in Chicago, she’s spent her entire life in her Indiana hometown. When not reading, writing or watching movies, Susan spends time with her husband, children and plethora of pets.

My Rating:

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