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Can a girl from a middle-class Irish Catholic family living in Newark, New Jersey, in 1938 find fame and fortune (or even a job) as a radio star? Tune in to this unforgettable historical novel to find out. Poignant, often hilarious, it's the story of a family in crisis. Just as artful deception, smoke and mirrors characterize radio reality, so lies, secrets, and profound misunderstandings mark fourteen-year-old Cece Maloney's life: her secret job at a radio station, a cheating father, an aunt who may be romantically involved with the parish priest, a boy-crazed best friend, and a ham radio operator and would-be soldier both lying to their parents. The worlds collide on the night of Orson Welle's famous "The War of the Worlds" broadcast. As thousands flee in panic from the alleged Martian invasion, Cece must expose the truth about the radio hoax and confront the truth about her own and he family's dishonesty.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Radio Girl
Author(s): Carol Brendler
ISBN: 0-8234-2861-3 / 978-0-8234-2861-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Radio Girl
Author(s): Carol Brendler
ISBN: 0-8234-3192-4 / 978-0-8234-3192-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Radio Girl
Author(s): Carol Brendler
Publisher: Holiday House
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