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Whistling Past the Graveyard

(2013)
A novel by

 
In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. Starla's daddy works on an oil rig in the Gulf, so Mamie, with her tsk-tsk sounds and her bitter refrain of "Lord, give me strength," is the nearest thing to family Starla has. After being put on restriction yet again for her sassy mouth, Starla is caught sneaking out for the Fourth of July parade. She fears Mamie will make good on her threat to send Starla to reform school, so Starla walks to the outskirts of town, and just keeps walking....

If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. The trio embarks on a road trip that will change Starla's life forever. She sees for the first time life as it really is - as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

 
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Used availability for Susan Crandall's Whistling Past the Graveyard


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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 0-606-37148-6 / 978-0-606-37148-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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December 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Whistling Past The Graveyard (Wheeler Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-4104-6411-3 / 978-1-4104-6411-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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July 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-4767-0772-3 / 978-1-4767-0772-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-4767-4004-6 / 978-1-4767-4004-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard Target Club Pick
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-4767-7471-4 / 978-1-4767-7471-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Target.Com
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2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard (Advance Reader's Edition)
Author(s):
ISBN: 1-4767-2850-X / 978-1-4767-2850-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-62406-875-8 / 978-1-62406-875-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
ISBN: 1-62406-879-0 / 978-1-62406-879-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
Publisher: Gallery Books
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July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author(s): Susan Crandall
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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