|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies|
Set in Depression-era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together.With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, fourteen-year-old Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister, and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father, and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she hold off the hounds till she comes of age?
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Poverty -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2016
313 pages ; 22 cm