There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction. From the national bestselling author of whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Tallulah james’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life.
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Whistling past the graveyard. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home.
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They are barnstormers…the daredevil fliers whose airborne acrobatics are a thrilling spectacle crisscrossing the Heartland skies. And, on their adrenaline-charged journey of self-discovery, one of them must pay the price. Rising above each of their circumstances in their own “flying circus” are cora rose haviland, the son of a German immigrant farmer, a World War I pilot whose traumatic past fuels his death-defying stunts; and eighteen-year-old Henry Schuler, a privileged young woman left penniless when her father’s fortune is lost; Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, on the run from shocking accusations.
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Then someone starts vandalizing local landmarks she has photographed. Now that they're entering adulthood and her long-delayed photography career is taking off, she can almost taste the freedom. Shaken by self-doubt, Dr. Six years ago tragedy struck and Caroline Rogers had to make tough decisions to sell the family farm and put her life on hold to raise her younger siblings.
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But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. The town of ringgold, 923, georgia, has a population of 1, one Dairy Queen, one traffic light, and one Catherine Grace Cline. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective--and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself--Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.
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Now, fifteen years later, he has returned to protect Ellis from suffering the same fate as her cousin. With hollis behind bars, Ellis should feel safe, but the memory of that awful night still haunts her. Ellis was the key witness to the crime, and her testimony helped put Hollis Alexander in jail for a long time.
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