Last Dance on the Starlight Pier by Sarah Bird audiobook

Last Dance on the Starlight Pier

By Sarah Bird

Macmillan Audio 9781250265548

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 04/12/2022

    ISBN: 9781250836625

  • Available on 04/12/2022

    ISBN: 9781250836625

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Set during the Great Depression, Last Dance on the Starlight Pier is an unforgettable novel about one woman—and a nation—struggling to be reborn from the ashes.

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 up 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.

Last Dance on the Starlight Pier is a sweeping novel that brings to spectacular life the enthralling worlds of both dance marathons and the family-run empire of vice that was Galveston in the Thirties. Unforgettable characters tell a story that is still deeply resonant today of America as it learns what Evie learns, that there truly isn’t anything this country can’t do when we do it together. That indomitable spirit powers a story that is a testament to the deep well of resilience in us all that allows us to not only survive the hardest of hard times, but to find joy, friends, and even family, in them.

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Author Bio: Sarah Bird

Author Bio: Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird is the author of several novels. She is a columnist for Texas Monthly and has written for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Mademoiselle, among other publications. Her novel Above the East China Sea was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English