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The Talk-Funny Girl

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The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
Aug 21, 2012 | ISBN 9780307452931
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“In the searing tradition of Bastard out of Carolina and Ellen Foster… Merullo not only displays an inventive use of language in creating the Richards’ strange dialect but also delivers a triumphant story of one lonely girl’s resilience.”–Booklist

“Roland Merullo’s book, The Talk-Funny Girl, takes place in the gritty real world, but is rooted in a mythic world.  I loved the inventiveness, the bits of unusual language, the heart-wrenching story, and the remarkable portrait of a troubled but gutsy girl who battles her way toward happiness.  One of the best novels I have ever read. A book for the ages.”–Anita Shreve, author of Rescue

“Roland Merullo has created not just a unique voice but a unique language for seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, but what makes The Talk-Funny Girl unforgettable is its young heroine’s refusal to succumb to the evil that surrounds her. What a brilliant, great-hearted novel this is.”–Ron Rash, author of Serena and Burning Bright

“Captivating…[Merullo] is adept at creating suspense, planting credible red herrings, and finally spilling the truth at just the right moment…in a breathless, stunning climax that feels both surprising and inevitable.” – Boston Globe


Alex Award – YALSA WINNER 2012

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