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March 08, 2022

Olathe - AOA Y Read Book Club "Whistling Past the Graveyard"

Olathe Family YMCA • 21400 W. 153rd Street OlatheKS  66061 Organized by YMCA OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

The group will discuss "Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall A wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing road trip. Whistling past the graveyard . That's what Daddy called it when you did something to keep your mind off your most worstest fear. . . . In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla's destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is--as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.


Join us in the multipurpose room for a great discussion.
***You must have your own copy***

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Active Older Adult Activities

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Olathe Family YMCA

When

March 08, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Tuesday

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Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

Location

Olathe Family YMCA

21400 W. 153rd Street OlatheKS  66061

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