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Icy Sparks

Gwyn Hyman Rubio

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

An Oprah's Book Club selection Set in Appalachia during the late 1950s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl's heartbreaking battle with Tourette's syndrome. Ten-year-old Icy Sparks already has one strike against her: She's an orphan. Life becomes even more difficult when Icy develops strange symptoms: violent tics, inexplicable convulsions, sudden outbursts, and uncontrollable cursing that accompany her rare neurological disorder. Her affliction goes undiagnosed until adulthood, but the all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful journey to womanhood. A funny, sad, and transcendent story, Icy Sparks introduces a fresh new Southern voice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Miller

Length:

7h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:32


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:19


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:01