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RUSSIA: : REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921
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The Blue Star
Tony Earley

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Aug 01, 2009
Imprint : Back Bay Books
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780316008051
Price : 815

About the book

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.
Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity.
With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.


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I galloped through the novel and relished every page....Earley's simple prose is always informed by Jim's good heart....The Blue Star, like its hero, is irresistible>
     
Tony Earley
Tony Earley is the author of Jim the Boy Here We Are in Paradise and Somehow Form a Family. He lives with his family in Nashville where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English a...(+)
Books by Tony Earley
Here We Are in Paradise (PB)
Jim The Boy (PB)
Mr. Tall (HB)
Mr. Tall (PB)
The Blue Star (HB)