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  • 0 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.

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2 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Montgomery City Public Library F EVE (Text) 31927000002517 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/30/2020

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Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . .
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago. Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth-one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie. Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths-and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
Subject: Distilling, Illicit > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Hyperphagia > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Brushy Mountains (N.C.) > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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