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TitleShiner / by Amy Jo Burns.
AuthorBurns, Amy Jo, 1981- aut
CollectionLarge Print Fiction
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AFLP BUR11587000001480WilcoxAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781432879365
Personal Name Burns, Amy Jo, 1981- aut
Title Statement Shiner / by Amy Jo Burns.
Edition Statement Large print edition.
Imprint Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Physical Description pages cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Series Statement Thorndike press large print core
Summary, Etc. "An hour from the closest West Virginia mining town, fifteen-year-old Wren Bird lives in a cloistered mountain cabin with her parents. They have no car, no mailbox, and no visitors-except for her mother's lifelong best friend. Every Sunday, Wren's father delivers winding sermons in an abandoned gas station, where he takes up serpents and praises the Lord for his blighted white eye, proof of his divinity and key to the hold he has over the community, over Wren and her mother. But over the course of one summer, a miracle performed by Wren's father quickly turns to tragedy. As the order of her world begins to shatter, Wren must uncover the truth of her father's mysterious legend and her mother's harrowing history and complex bond with her best friend. And with that newfound knowledge, Wren can imagine a different future for herself than she has been told to expect. Rich with epic love and epic loss, and diving deep into a world that is often forgotten but still part of America, Shiner reveals the hidden story behind two generations' worth of Appalachian heartbreak and resolve. Amy Jo Burns brings us a smoldering, taut debut novel about modern female myth-making in a land of men-and one young girl who must ultimately open her eyes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cults Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Large type books.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teenage girls Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term West Virginia Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction.

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