The Resource Light from a distant star : a novel, by Mary McGarry Morris, (electronic resource)

Light from a distant star : a novel, by Mary McGarry Morris, (electronic resource)

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Light from a distant star : a novel
Title
Light from a distant star
Title remainder
a novel
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by Mary McGarry Morris
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Language
eng
Summary
A gripping coming-of-age novel with a murder at its heart and a heroine as unforgettable as Harper Lee's Scout Light from a Distant Star is the moving and powerful story of innocence and betrayal told in the endearingly wise voice of thirteen-year-old Nellie Peck. It is early summer, and her beloved father's business is failing. Her mother has to go back to work, and Nellie's older half sister has launched a troubling search for her birth father. Forced to take care of her shy younger brother, Nellie is determined to make him-and herself-toughen up. Three strangers enter Nellie's protected life: mysterious and brutish Max Devaney works in her grandfather's junkyard, the thieving Bucky Saltonstall has just arrived from New York City, and Dolly Bedelia, a young stripper who rents the small apartment in the back of the Pecks' house, becomes the titillating focus of Nellie's eavesdropping. Nellie is justly proud of her own infallible lie detector until violence erupts in her young life and she is silenced by fear and scandal. The truth as she believes it is shocking and unthinkable, and with everyone's eyes riveted on her in the courtroom, Nellie finds herself compromised by moral confusion. No one will listen, no one believes her, and a man's life hangs in the balance. A stunning evocation of innocence lost, Light from a Distant Star stands as one of the most engaging novels yet from the bestselling author of Songs in Ordinary Time
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Morris, Mary McGarry
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Read by Amy Rubinate
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  • Child witnesses
  • Murder
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Light from a distant star : a novel, by Mary McGarry Morris, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 48 min.))
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9781483060064
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MWT10025124
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Label
Light from a distant star : a novel, by Mary McGarry Morris, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10025124
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 48 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483060064
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10025124
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unknown
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access
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sound
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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