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Gifts & Deals
Jun 12, 2014
| ISBN 9780698136533
| Young Adult
Jun 12, 2014 | ISBN 9780698136533 | Young Adult
In her sixteen years of life, Starbird has never touched a dollar bill. She’s never been in a car. She’s never used a cell phone.
That’s because Starbird has always lived on the Free Family Farm, a commune in the woods of Washington State.
But all that is about to change. When Starbird gets her “Calling” to be a waitress at the Free Family’s restaurant in Seattle, she decides to leave behind the only home she’s ever known.
Nothing could have prepared Starbird for the World Outside, or for what it would teach her about the Family—and herself.
From the author of The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door comes this hilarious and poignant story about finding your true calling in life.
Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist, and teaching artist. She is a writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington, and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through… More about Karen Finneyfrock
PRAISE FOR STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE: *”Readers will feel like they’re experiencing every step of Starbird’s eye-opening journey firsthand.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review*”A unique and fully immersive reading experience.”—Booklist, starred review “Both Starbird and readers will expand their worlds.”—Kirkus Reviews “Will prompt lively discussion about independence and belief.”—BCCB“In this page-turner…entertainment and discussion potential make it a great acquisition, especially paired with The Interrogation Of Gabriel James.”—VOYA“This well-paced, character-rich story boasts a sense of foreboding that will be palpable even for those readers without much knowledge on American cultism. Finneyfrock deftly uses Starbird’s new life in high school to weave in the history of American cults and communal living to place Starbird’s story within a larger context. Readers from all walks of life will likely identify with this story’s overarching themes of questioning faith and authority and the building of family.”—School Library Journal PRAISE FOR KAREN’S FIRST BOOK, THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR:From authors:
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