Monday, June 30, 2014

Staff Pick

Whistling Past the Graveyard, by Susan Crandall takes place during the 1960's, a time of civil unrest. Starla, nine years old, is being raised by her grandmother, who has little patience for her, while her mother pursues a music career in Nashville and her father works offshore on an oil rig.  After an upsetting incident with her grandmother, Starla decides to run away to Nashville to live with her mother only to find herself in a whole new set of disturbing circumstances.  She learns very quickly that she is caught up in a dangerous, racially charged situation, but also learns some unexpected lessons about love.

Lynne Jackson
Information Specialist