The silver star : a novel / Jeannette Walls.

Walls, Jeannette. (Author).
Image of item
Books, Magazines, etc... Books, Magazines, etc...

Available copies

  • 31 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 copies at York County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 37 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
York - Clover Branch FIC WALLS (Text) 33205010499313 Adult Fiction Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch FIC WALLS (Text) 33205010499552 Adult Fiction Available -
York - Lake Wylie Branch FIC WALLS (Text) 33205010499198 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/23/2014
York - Rock Hill Branch FIC WALLS (Text) 33205010499495 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/20/2014
York - York Branch FIC WALLS (Text) 33205010499131 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451661507 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1451661509 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 269 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It is 1970 in a small town in California. "Bean" Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who "found something wrong with every place she ever lived," takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in Charlotte's family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Because money is tight, Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town--a big man who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister--inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it's Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz. Jeannette Walls, supremely alert to abuse of adult power, has written 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 and injustices.
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Virginia > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.