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Velva Jean Learns to Drive

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Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven
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From the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersHolding Up the UniverseandAll the Bright Places(soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning), a spellbinding debut about ill-fated love and what it means to grow up. A touching read, funny and wise, like a crazy blend of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, a less morose Flannery O Connor, and maybe a shot of Hank Williams . . . Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic in her rich fiction debut. Publishers Weekly(starred review) Like All the Bright Places, hailed as a charming love story about [an] unlikely and endearing pair (New York Times Book Review), Jennifer Niven's debut novelis a big-hearted story about the struggle to find happiness. Velva Jean's mother urged her to "live out there in the great wide world, and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Then she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry."

Author Biography

JENNIFER NIVEN has written four novels for adults Velva Jean Learns to Drive, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, Becoming Clementine, andAmerican Blonde and three non-fiction books Ada Blackjack, The Aqua-Net Diaries, andThe Ice Master, whichwas named a top non-fiction book byEntertainment Weekly.She has also written two books for young adults: Holding Up the Universeand theNew York TimesbestsellerAll the Bright Places; the movie, starring ElleFanning, will be released in 2017. Although she grew up in Indiana, she now lives with her fiance and literary cats in Los Angeles, which remains her favorite place to wander. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com, GermMagazine.com, or find her on Facebook.

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Release date NZ
July 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations, maps
Imprint
Plume Books
Dimensions
133x206x23
ISBN-13
9780452289451
Product ID
3427000

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