WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD

By Susan Crandall
Gallery BooksFebruary 2014
simonandschuster.com
susancrandall.net

Trade Paperback336 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9781476740041
Subject: Coming of Age / Women's Lives / Relationships

"A coming-of-age story as well as a luminous portrait of courage and the bonds of friendship. . . Susan Crandall tells young Starla’s story with pitch-perfect tone, evoking 1963 Mississippi and its struggles with a deft hand. I laughed and cried at Starla’s keen observances of life and family and the sometimes blurred edges of justice. Like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, Whistling Past the Graveyard is destined to become a classic."New York Times bestselling author Karen White


"Crandall delivers big with a coming-of-age story set in Mississippi in 1963 and narrated by a precocious 9-year-old…Young Starla is an endearing character whose spirited observations propel this nicely crafted story."Kirkus Review

"Starla’s fiery independence makes her a likable narrator."Publishers Weekly

"A delightfully complex story about defying the odds to find the gifts we have tucked inside us."Shelf Awareness

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