Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Congratulations to Susan Crandall for stepping outside the genres she has mastered–and built a following in as an author–to tell this beautiful story.

In 1963, Starla is a young girl struggling to understand the world around her. With a mother who has gone off to Nashville to be famous and a father gone most of the time to work in an oil rig, the girl has trouble coping with life and a grandmother hardened by a lifetime of disappointment. Starla reaches the point where she decides to take off to live with her mother. Her trek from Mississippi to Tennessee provides many challenges as she travels through a country reaching the tipping point in the civil rights movement.

This historical fiction narrative is an emotional journey worth taking.

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