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A Girl Could Stand Up by Leslie Marshall
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A Girl Could Stand Up (edition 2003)

by Leslie Marshall

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When six-year-old Elray reaches up to touch the moon in the Tunnel of Love, she narrowly escapes a freak electric current that claims the lives of both her parents. Suddenly orphaned, she is left stunned and mute, until two loving but undomesticated uncles step in. Cross-dressing Uncle Ajax insists on being addressed as 'Aunt'; Uncle Harwood is a macho photographer, full of swagger and fond of drink. When the deceptively sweet Irish lawyer Rena moves in to mount a lucrative lawsuit against the fairground, the eccentric household becomes the very model of family life reinvented.… (more)
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Title:A Girl Could Stand Up
Authors:Leslie Marshall
Info:Grove Press (2003), Hardcover, 288 pages
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This book was a bit different from anything I've read before. Elray is a very unique child. She is very insightful and observant for her age. I loved all the characters in this book, but especially Auntie Ajax. The author's perspective on some difficult life situations actually fall in line with some of mine which is a refreshing change of pace. Glad I picked this one up at the used book sale at my library. :) ( )
  ABShepherd | May 15, 2013 |
A twisted family history (almost) to equal 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum', including electrocuted parents who communicate via their surviving daughter's scar, a cross-dressing uncle (or aunt), a mad grandmother and a best friend who the family believe is imaginary. Not bad. ( )
  phoebesmum | Aug 31, 2009 |
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When six-year-old Elray reaches up to touch the moon in the Tunnel of Love, she narrowly escapes a freak electric current that claims the lives of both her parents. Suddenly orphaned, she is left stunned and mute, until two loving but undomesticated uncles step in. Cross-dressing Uncle Ajax insists on being addressed as 'Aunt'; Uncle Harwood is a macho photographer, full of swagger and fond of drink. When the deceptively sweet Irish lawyer Rena moves in to mount a lucrative lawsuit against the fairground, the eccentric household becomes the very model of family life reinvented.

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