Oh My Stars

Oh My Stars

A Novel

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression. Abandoned by her mother, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates, the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she's hired to work the night shift in a local factory does Violet bloom. Accepted by her co-workers, the teenager enters the happiest phase of her life, until a terrible accident causes her to retreat once again into her lonely shell. Realizing that she has one choice, Violet boards a bus heading west. But when the bus crashes it seems that Fate is having another cruel laugh at Violet's expense. She and her fellow passengers are rescued by Austin Sykes and Kjel Hedstrom, musicians whose sound is like no other. Violet then becomes part of their quest to make a new kind of music. With a cast of characters you'll long remember, this is a tale of love and hope, bigotry and betrayal, loss and discovery. As Violet emerges as a heroine you'll laugh with, cry with, and cheer for.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0345468368 (pbk.)
0345472314
9780345468369 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC LANDVIK
Characteristics: x, 389 p. ; 25 cm

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GwenChris Feb 16, 2016

This is a heart-warming story of hardships overcome, scarrred emotions softening and the adventure that life can be when you open your mind and heart to the its possibilities. It's about love and friendship, acceptance and brotherhood, changing adversity into acceptance ... and is a really great read. Lorna Landvik always creates fabulous characters you can't help but enjoy, learn from and root for!

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lpreston214
Mar 19, 2012

Good book about Violet, a misfit teenage girl during the 1930s who hooks up with a trio of musicians. Brothers Austin and Dallas and Nodak farmboy-hunk Kjel are a sensation in small clubs and roadhouses in the midwest and south. All that happens to them on the road and the years after are vintage Landvik. Bad stuff happens but some pretty good stuff also. To anticipate the bad and fear it, interferes with enjoyment of the good. Love life, it's short but glorious.

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