On Sale: December 26, 2017
Featuring: Wallis Ann Stamper
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Young Adult Historical
For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family,
life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and
satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her
older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is
constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as
practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee
River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle
of the night, those qualities save her life. But though
her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens
Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne
their name for generations.
Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers
begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to
the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s
blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving
performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity,
and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s
attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters.
As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what
hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann
makes a decision that will transform them all in
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