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Oh my stars : a novel

Author: Lorna Landvik
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Ballantine books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates ('Hey, Olive Oyl, where's Popeye?'), the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she's hired by the town's sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical fiction
Fictional Work
Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 0345468368 9780345468369
OCLC Number: 64558535
Notes: Includes A reader's guide (p. [391]-400).
Description: 400 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lorna Landvik.

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"Tall, slender Violet Mathers is growing up in the Great Depression, which could just as well define her state of mind. Abandoned by her mother as a child, mistreated by her father, and teased by her schoolmates ('Hey, Olive Oyl, where's Popeye?'), the lonely girl finds solace in artistic pursuits. Only when she's hired by the town's sole feminist to work the night shift in the local thread factory does Violet come into her name, and bloom. Accepted by her co-workers, the teenager enters the happiest phase of her life, until a terrible accident causes her to retreat once again into her lonely shell. Realizing that she has only one clear choice, Violet boards a bus heading west to California. But when the bus crashes in North Dakota, it seems that Fate is having another cruel laugh at Violet's expense. This time, though, Violet laughs back. She and her fellow passengers are rescued by two men: Austin Sykes, whom Violet is certain is the blackest man to ever set foot on the North Dakota prairie, and Kjel Hedstrom, who inspires feelings Violet never before has felt. Kjel and Austin are musicians whose sound is like no other, and with pluck, verve, and wit, Violet becomes part of their quest to make a new kind of music together."--Publisher's description.

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