Wednesday, June 21th
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother Lulu went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three.
If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.
Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. On the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.