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Velva Jean Learns to Drive

(2009)
(The first book in the Velva Jean series)
A novel by

 
 
In this spellbinding debut, Velva Jean Hart finds true love-and then risks everything to follow her dreams

Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South.

Before she dies, Velva Jean's mother urges her to "live out there in the great wide world". Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Jennifer Niven's Velva Jean Learns to Drive

Hardback Editions

October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Velva Jean Learns to Drive (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 1-60285-605-2 / 978-1-60285-605-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Velva Jean Learns to Drive: Book 1 in the Velva Jean series
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 0-452-28945-9 / 978-0-452-28945-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Velva Jean Learns To Drive
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 1-101-14079-8 / 978-1-101-14079-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio USA
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Velva Jean Learns to Drive: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Velva Jean Learns to Drive: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Velva Jean Learns to Drive: Book 1 in the Velva Jean series
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Plume
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