|Out of the Dust (1997) [Novel]|
by Karen Hesse
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A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better -- playing the piano -- is impossible with her wounded hands.
To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma -- and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.
Original title: Out of the Dust
Genre: Poetry→ Children's Poetry
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada
- The novel is written in poems that take the place of chapters. Each poem is a topic in itself. They form the story of a girl and her life especially after a bad accident.