“Whistling Past the Graveyard is a heart warming story that transcends to more than just a “coming of age story”… It is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who loves classic stories like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Fried Green Tomatoes, or The Help.”
“[Starla] perseveres even in the face of fear and disappointment. A very good book of a young girl’s coming of age.”
“Right from the start, the book took a direction I was not expecting…”
My Grandmother said she prays for me every day. Which was funny, because I'd only ever heard Mamie pray, "Dear Lord, give me strength." That sure sounded like a prayer for herself...
No. No. I was nothin'. And I'd been bad. But I paid. Paid and paid before Wallace save me.
Our upstairs is hot as the hinges of Hades... I kinda hoped when Mamie got home late this afternoon, she'd find me passed out from heatstroke.
The colored don't choose to live here. It's where they're allowed to live.
I was horrible thirsty, but I didn't take it; Mamie had made it clear: no matter even if we're about to expire from thirstiness, we don't drink after negras.
Remeber when we was bakin', and what I say about overworked crust? You and me, we done pushed our luck 'bout as far as a body dare. We overworked crust.
- Publishers Weekly
- Liz Smith, The Chicago Tribune
- Coffee and Crackers
- Shape Magazine
- Library Journal
- Wilmington Star News
-Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction
- Shelf Awareness
- Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist
Publisher: Gallery Books
Category: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Release Date: 07/02/2013
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 320ISBN: 978-1476707723
Copyright © 2013 Susan Crandall