When crisis hits, a young girl becomes the only one left to take care of her family. Pride, Nightingale and Baby are the Stars. Orphaned and living with their grandfather, Old Finn, in rural Minnesota, the children, like their grandfather, are wary of outsiders. They believe, as Old Finn taught them, in self-reliance. But then Old Finn falls seriously ill and is taken to the hospital all the way in Duluth, leaving the children to fend for themselves. Pride, as oldest, assumes the lead. Though she makes mistakes, she keeps them afloat; they even earn money for the bus trip to Duluth. But when they finally see Old Finn, he can't walk or even say his own name, and Pride knows her days of Keeping Safe the Stars are drawing to a close. Self-reliance can't make Old Finn well again. But maybe, just maybe, a secret from Old Finn's past might make a way for them to stay together after all. A poignant story about family and love, Sheila O'Connor has delivered another extraordinary and mesmerizing tale.
Location: Street: 824 Lake St E City: Wayzata, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55391-1711 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sometimes we Rumpians like to reminisce about the great times we’ve had - the books we’ve read, the animal antics, the authors who’ve visited. Remember that time local author Sheila O’Connor was here for her book Sparrow Road? Wasn’t that....wait. What did you say? She’s coming to back Wild Rumpus? On Saturday, October 13th at 7pm? For a launch party of her newest book Keeping Safe the Stars!? Forget reminiscing, let’s get ready for another great event!
Location: Street: 2720 West 43rd St. City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55410-1643 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)