9780452289451

Velva Jean Learns to Drive A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452289451

  • ISBN10:

    0452289459

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Driveis a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jeanís mother urges her to live out there in the great wide world.Ē Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.

Author Biography

JENNIFER NIVEN-'s first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Entertainment Weekly. Her second book, Ada Blackjack, was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick.

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