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Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. She now lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
The 2nd novel from the author of "Half Broke Horses" and the memoir "The Glass Castle". Set in America in 1970, it follows an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world. Walls has a gift for portraying eccentric, charismatic and heroic characters, whether real or imagined, and this is a natural choice for book groups.