How to Stop a Heart from Beating Jackie Ballantyne

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Published: October 1st 2012

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238 pages


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How to Stop a Heart from Beating  by  Jackie Ballantyne

How to Stop a Heart from Beating by Jackie Ballantyne
October 1st 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 238 pages | ISBN: | 8.51 Mb

Brilliantly capturing the voice and perspective of a young girl, this is a heart-warming, lively, funny and intriguing novel. The year 1961 is a pivotal one for nine-year-old Solly McKeen. She is a loner in a family of doubles: a single with noMoreBrilliantly capturing the voice and perspective of a young girl, this is a heart-warming, lively, funny and intriguing novel. The year 1961 is a pivotal one for nine-year-old Solly McKeen. She is a loner in a family of doubles: a single with no twin of her own, and seen as a bit of an oddity by everyone in her dairy-farming community in South Otago.

On learning about the unnamed paupers graves in the local cemetery, she promises to people them: imagining characters, names and causes of death for each. While Solly unravels death and fills in the blanks on the gravestones, she unwittingly uncovers family secrets.



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