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Icy Sparks
by Gwyn Hyman Rubio




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Oprah's Pick #40: April 8, 2001
Rural Kentucky in the 1950's is not an easy place to grow up, and it's especially hard for ten-year-old Icy Sparks, an orphan who lives with her grandparents. Life becomes even more difficult for Icy when violent tics and uncontrollable cursing begin - symptoms brought on by a troubling affliction that goes undiagnosed until her adulthood. Icy's adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness, and its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful and poignant journey to womanhood - and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way.

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Overview

Oprah's Pick #40: April 8, 2001
Rural Kentucky in the 1950's is not an easy place to grow up, and it's especially hard for ten-year-old Icy Sparks, an orphan who lives with her grandparents. Life becomes even more difficult for Icy when violent tics and uncontrollable cursing begin - symptoms brought on by a troubling affliction that goes undiagnosed until her adulthood. Icy's adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness, and its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful and poignant journey to womanhood - and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780142000205
  • ISBN-10: 0142000205
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: March 2001
  • Page Count: 308
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.82 x 5.08 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds

Series: Oprah's Book Club #29

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