Jeannette Walls - The Silver Star
Corte Madera store
Tickets: $29 (includes signed book)
From Jeanette Walls, one of the bestselling memoirists of all time, comes The Silver Star ($26.00), a stunning and heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world. It is 1970. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother takes off to “find herself.” She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that’s been in the family for generations. Wall's newest work is a gorgeous, riveting, novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love the world despite its flaws and injustices.
Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than five years. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
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