Jackie (Hespeler Library)
Jeannette Walls, author of the monumental biographical work, The Glass Castle, has written a charming work of fiction that you don't want to miss. The Silver Star, is a story about two sisters, Bean and Liz, who are abandoned by their mother, an amateur guitarist who loves to play the road. When their mother is gone for several weeks without any contact, Bean and Liz must find a way to survive on their own. The sisters head to their mother's hometown, the place she ran away from years before. Once in this little mill town the girls have to deal with an eccentric uncle, an unscrupulous boss, and new relatives popping up at every turn. This is a story of discovering family secrets, ancient scandals, and kindred spirits. Bean and Liz have to dig deep to find what they are made of in this page-turner of a story told with grit and humour.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)