Bakersfield, California, 1952: Minnie Capstan, afraid of change and ready to fight to hold on to her safe familiar place in her parents' overcrowded household, not only embraces change, she ends up leaving in its company. Part Yokut Indian, part Russian Jew, and on the edge of turning eighteen, Minnie will venture beyond the city limits of Bakersfield with an eccentric collection of carnies. But it isn't the carnival's owner, a lady who keeps her beloved late husband's ashes in a mayonnaise jar, that gives Minnie a reason to pick up and go. No, it's the carnival boss who has captured her interest, a handsome moody fellow with a secret that may just send her running home...
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"...A wonderful character-driven story of life in a carnival. A good read." -- Tom Baldwin, author of Firestorms
"...Abounds with warmth, charm, and colorful characters. A delightful story of a girl's coming of age." -- Irene Freeman, author of Edsel Dreams
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Book Description Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1592798608