A Young Adult Novel from Louis Bayard
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, 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 keep 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?Read about the book
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Praise for Louis Bayard
"Louis Bayard is a master at blending history into intelligent thrillers."
"Bayard's trademark stylelinguistic brio, a slickly unfolding plot, a raft of colorful charactershas propelled his work into the upper reaches of the historical-thriller league."
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