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Last dance on the starlight pier / Sarah Bird.

Bird, Sarah, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library LARGE PRINT BIR (Text) 33500013621156 New Available -
Fosston Public Library LARGE PRINT BIR (Text) 33500013621164 New Checked out 07/16/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432897734
  • ISBN: 143289773X
  • Physical Description: 685 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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"July 3, 1932. Shivering and in shock, Evie Grace Devlin watches the Starlite Palace burn into the sea and wonders how she became a person who would cause a man to kill himself. She'd come to Galveston to escape a dark past in vaudeville and become a good person, a nurse. When that dream is cruelly thwarted, Evie is swept into the alien world of dance marathons. All that she has been denied--a family, a purpose, even love--waits for her there in the place she dreads most: the spotlight"-- Back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    Awakening exhausted on the Galveston beach after a dance marathon, Evie Grace Devlin witnesses the fiery destruction of the Starlite Palace, a performance venue, while recalling a terrible mistake she made. Following this striking opening, the story rewinds three years to 1929 as Evie flees her traumatic vaudeville past and her vain, abusive mother by enrolling in nursing school in Galveston. Here she finds friendship and her calling. When her nursing pin is unjustly withheld, Evie grudgingly returns to the entertainment world as nurse for a dance marathon group, including its dashing star, Zave. Bird (Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, 2018) is a master at crafting narrative voices, and Evie's is an irresistible blend of scrappy determination and vulnerability. Despite her street smarts, her instincts sometimes lead her astray. The Depression is a multifaceted character in this addictive tale, which evokes ferocious dust storms, dance marathons' demanding rules, and Chicago nightlife as acutely as the emotions of desperate Americans seizing happiness wherever they can. As the novel stirringly demonstrates in multiple ways, home can be found amid people who accept us for ourselves. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dance marathons > Fiction.
Dance > Fiction.
Vaudeville > Fiction.
Galveston (Tex.) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Depressions > 1929 > United States > Fiction.
Dance marathons.
Large type books.
Texas > Galveston.
United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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