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Julia and the Art of Practical Travel

(2015)
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When her grandmother dies and the once-majestic family estate is sold, eleven-year-old Julia Lancaster and her aunt Constance must take to the road to find Julia's long-lost mother. They bring with them only the most practical travel things - silver candlestick holders, a few Oriental carpets, some steamer trunks, and Julia's beloved Brownie camera, which she will use to document their journey across 1960s America.

On the road, Julia and her aunt meet a cast of peculiar characters, including guitar-strumming hippies in Greenwich Village, a legendary voodoo queen in New Orleans, the honorable proprietor of the World's End Cattle Ranch in Texas, and the colorful sheriff of Gold Point, Nevada (population: 1), who also happens to be the town's mayor, fire chief, and reverend. But will they find Julia's mother and a place to call home?

Poignant, engaging, and funny, Lesley M. M. Blume's new novel is a meditation on the thin line between being an insider and being an outsider, and the deep-rooted need we all have to find a place where we can feel at home.

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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Julia and the Art of Practical Travel
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
ISBN: 0-385-75282-2 / 978-0-385-75282-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Julia and the Art of Practical Travel
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
ISBN: 0-385-75283-0 / 978-0-385-75283-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Julia and the Art of Practical Travel
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA