The Silver Star: A Novel

The Silver Star: A Novel

Jeannette Walls


From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Glass fortress, Jeannette partitions’ gripping new novel that "transports us together with her strong storytelling...She contemplates the extreme bravery had to confront real-life demons in a global the place the toughest factor to do can be not to run away" (O, The Oprah Magazine).

It is 1970 in a small city in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen whilst their inventive mom, Charlotte, takes to the air to discover herself, leaving her women sufficient funds to final a month or . whilst Bean returns from tuition at some point and sees a police vehicle open air the home, she and Liz choose to take the bus to Virginia, the place their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives within the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s kinfolk for generations.

An impetuous optimist, Bean quickly discovers who her father was once, and hears tales approximately why their mom left Virginia within the first position. cash is tight, and the sisters begin babysitting and doing paperwork for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill on the town, who bullies his employees, his tenants, his teenagers, and his spouse. Liz is whip-smart—an inventor of observe video games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. but if university starts off within the fall, it’s Bean who simply adjusts, and Liz who turns into more and more withdrawn. after which whatever occurs to Liz within the motor vehicle with Maddox.

Jeannette partitions has written a deeply relocating novel approximately overcome adversity and approximately those that have the option to like one another and the area, regardless of its flaws and injustices.

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