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The Silver Star - A Novel

Jeannette Walls

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From one of the bestselling memoirists of all time, a stunning and heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world-a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970. "Bean" Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman "who flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble," takes off to "find herself." She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that's been in the family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean discovers who her father was and learns many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, so Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, a big man who bullies workers, tenants, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister, inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, non-conformist. But when school starts in the fall, it's Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox. The author of The Glass Castle, hyper-alert to abuse of adult power, has written a gorgeous, riveting, heartbreaking novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love the world despite its flaws and injustices.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:07