Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale [NOOK Book]

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When fear’s as blind as love, how far would you go to find your own happily ever after? One mistake will change Ginny’s life forever. One answer will set her free. Once upon a time Ginny’s road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and takes a walk where every step questions her happily ever after gone-bad and the fate of the mother she never knew. The mother her ...
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Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale

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Overview

When fear’s as blind as love, how far would you go to find your own happily ever after? One mistake will change Ginny’s life forever. One answer will set her free. Once upon a time Ginny’s road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and takes a walk where every step questions her happily ever after gone-bad and the fate of the mother she never knew. The mother her father refuses to talk about. Ginny fights to untangle her big, fat, lie-of-a-life on an enchanted road trip to Winnemucca, where she believes all her answers lie. To solve the riddle of her past, she must outrun everyone who wants a piece of her future–including a man determined to see she never has one. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Artemis Rising, by YA author Cheri Lasota.
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Editorial Reviews

S. Dekker
A coming-of-age story where the protagonist hits the open road and discovers their true purpose in life - it's one of my favorite paradigms and it's handled deftly here through the naïve, sheltered and utterly charming protagonist, Ginny, who flies off the pages even faster then she speeds down highways in fear of Johnny Law. An entertaining read. You'll be laughing, cringing, cheering for Ginny - and hoping she'll make Elliott write her a sequel. 5-stars
Frederick Brooke
With the best books, you pick them up, and you know after a few sentences, this is going to be a good one. Laura Elliott's YA book Winnemucca is pure poetry. Adults will devour this book as much as any younger readers. I found myself slowing down to breathe in the beauty of the words, sometimes reading aloud, to better try and catch the rhythms of the beautiful and unique back-country voice of this narrator, Virginia Mae Nolyn. Her journey to Winnemucca is Ginny's road to self-discovery. 5 stars
M. Leighton
Laura Elliott takes us on a journey of self-discovery as told through the amazingly profound introspection of a young girl as she finds wisdom, truth, and happiness in a life that's much more magical than anything she ever could've anticipated. Elliott's voice is so unique and captivating, her turn of phrase so poetic and delightful, that it makes this story seem mystical and transcendent in a way that I've not read before. I look forward to her future works to read her philosophical gems.
Dani Snell
Winnemucca took me on many twists and turns, kept me on my toes as Ginny journeyed toward her answers, and never quite went where I was expecting. But aren't the best road trips created by embracing the unexpected and the unknown? This book is a wonderful reminder that it's not only about the destination, but rather the journey -- the discoveries, tragedies, victories, and the magic that happens along the road to our own Winnemuccas -- that makes life worthwhile.
Abbi Glines
Winnemucca is one of the most beautifully written YA novels I've ever read. Ms. Elliott's voice is unique. It keeps you captivated and makes putting Winnemucca down, impossible.
Ginny is the main character and in so many ways the reader can relate to her life. Everyone in her life knows what is best for her and they don't care what Ginny wants. Like so many of us Ginny has to find the courage to fight for her dreams, her desires, and the guy she loves. You will cry, cheer and laugh.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013294707
  • Publisher: Elliott PM, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 516,424
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Laura A. H. Elliott is the author of Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale which was inspired by her life-long love of a little-known town, Avenal, CA, and her equal love of enchanted teenage road trips. Her latest release, 13 on Halloween, the first book in the Teen Halloween series, is a snarky romp about Roxie's thirteenth birthday wish coming true in hilariously scary ways when she receives a gift that's literally out of this world. Laura's travel and personal essays have been published in The Los Angeles Times and other Southern California newspapers and magazines. She worked as a multimedia designer at The Los Angeles Times and E! Entertainment Television. You can learn more about Laura's books at http://www.authorlaura.com/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Not what I was anticipating

    It was a chore to finish this book. Not sure if this was quite magical realism, but if so, the "magic" part didn't fit in well to the overall plot. I didn't pay a lot for this one, and I'm glad of it. The pieces just did not add up for me.

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