Oh My Stars
A NovelBook - 2005 | 1st ed
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.)
Branch Call Number: FIC LANDVIK
Characteristics: x, 389 p. ; 25 cm