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All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By: Joe R. Lansdale

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Fans of the legendary Joe R. Lansdale will want to buckle up as they take a road trip with Jack Catcher.  When Jack’s mom dies of sickness and his father of a broken heart, Jack wants to be anywhere but the Depression ridden Oklahoma.  When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony develop a plan to steal a dead neighbor’s car and make a break for Texas, it doesn’t take much convincing to get Jack on board.  Filled with run-ins with gangsters, con men, and carnies turned bank robbers, YA readers will this adventurous through Depression-era America.  Perfect for girls and boys alike, this story deals with important issues such as loss, friendship, and starting over.