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From NPR’s longtime “voice of books” comes another enchanting collection of short stories. In An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring, 15 stories lay bare the musing and motivations of a writer. The title story is a flash fiction piece that acts as both prologue and an intriguing look at a writer’s inspiration, taking us through a child’s eyes into a fantastic land. A land that will inform,...

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The Silver Star

Bean (12) and her sister Liz (15) are left alone while their mother goes off to “find herself.” Afraid of the authorities, Bean and Liz take off to visit their Uncle Tinsley and end up learning many of the family’s secrets. Bean thrives, but things don’t go well for Liz. This is a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws. I found this one hard to put down.

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The Silver Star (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781451661545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company, 6/2014

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