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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne D. LeClaire Narrator: Pamela Steele Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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When Glamour Day comes to the Klip-N-Kurl beauty parlor in tiny Lovettsville, Virginia, Tallie Brock sees her ticket to Hollywood and stardom. As her mother - who was the spitting image of Natalie Wood - used to say, The sky's the limit.

While jotting down observations in her Rulebook for Living (such as Women with fat faces shouldn't wear bangs and Beetles signify change), Tallie finds herself changing in unexpected ways - as she tests the limits of trust, explores her growing attraction to a boy from a family as rich as her imagination, and reaches for the sky like she has never done before.

By turns funny and tender, joyous and poignant, best-selling author Anne LeClaire has written a winning, stylish novel of small-town Southern life - and what it means to be a mother, daughter, best friend, wife, and lover. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Junna Carla | 4/4/2011

    " _ i first read the c0ndensed versi0n 0f reader's digest, and i loved it ..
    after quite a while, i saw this b0ok at the b0okst0re and i b0ught it and read it again ..
    i super love this b0ok <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/16/2010

    " I enjoyed this story of a young woman's life at age 16. It is not a life of wealth, but she comes to terms with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hazel | 7/12/2010

    " Surprisingly good in parts but a little tedious at times. Liked the character Tallie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruchi | 5/6/2010

    " I read the short version edited by Readers Digest. Interesting book captures the emotions of a growing up girl well! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peggy | 1/6/2010

    " This book was very predictable and characters weren't well developed...wouldn't recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 8/31/2009

    " Adorable story. It's the type that hits you hard with it's twists and turns but ends perfectly, with everything tied up with a cute little bow and things exactly the way they should be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/2/2009

    " Has all the great ingredients of a good coming of age novel. Growing up, boys noticing you, summer romance, happy ending. All that stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 3/26/2009

    " This book was complelling and had some interesting dynamics but the bad language and graphic sexual material was a barrier "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 11/5/2008

    " Rather plodding and predictable. One that I won't even remember reading in a few weeks, except that I, like the character's mother, was a fan of Natalie Wood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/2/2008

    " She idolized her mom so much and I thought it was such a beautiful dynamic between a tom boy and her Hollywod fairytale mom. It is incredibly sad and some parts are just very coming-of-age true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/3/2008

    " I had read this book a long time ago, but couldn't remember the storyline. I absolutely loved Tallie and her mama. I read this book in one day; couldn't put it down. A very tender and poignant coming of age story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koe | 2/25/2008

    " I actually really enjoyed this book. I bought it for next to nothing while on vacation in Seattle. I could really relate to Virginia and her struggle to fit in while growing up in a small town. The characters seem so real I couldn't help but like them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 10/8/2007

    " Cute book about growing up. Takes place in a small town in Southern Virginia. I was sad to see it end, but it wraps up nicely...I just wanted more!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonagainwho | 8/15/2007

    " "I learned there is a cure for everything, what ails us and what fails us. I learned the cure for life is to live it, to take it in." "

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About the Author
Author Anne D. LeClaireBestselling author Anne D. LeClaire has written eight novels, including Entering Normal, The Lavender Hour, and Leaving Eden, as well as her critically acclaimed memoir, Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence. Known for her exquisite and lyrical writing, the former op-ed columnist has been published in Redbook, the Boston Globe, Yoga Journal, and the New York Times. A Distinguished Fellow at the Ragdale Foundation, LeClaire teaches creative-writing workshops around the globe. She is also a dynamic speaker—leading popular seminars and workshops exploring silence, creativity, and deep listening. LeClaire has been a visiting lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College, the University of Tennessee, and Columbia College and was a featured presenter at the Lincoln Center. A former reporter, print journalist, radio broadcaster, and private pilot, LeClaire lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she leads silent retreats, practices yoga, and plays the washboard.