Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Lucky Strikes

on September 7, 2017

Bayard, Louis, Lucky Strikes.

When fourteen-year-old Melia’s mother dies, resourceful Melia – a clever mechanic – is determined to run the family auto repair shop and gas station, care for younger siblings Earle and Janey, survive the tough days of the Depression in rural Virginia, and stave off Standard Oil shill Harley Blevins, who has an eye on Melia’s business. To do so, they need an adult parent – so Melia co-opts Hiram Watts, a drunken hobo, to impersonate their father. A wonderful and heartwarming story.

2 Responses to “Lucky Strikes”

  1. Fred says:

    I loved this book. It might have a few swears but still a great book.

  2. Lizzy says:

    LOVE this book!! kinda hard to follow. but anyway. REALLY recommend it!

    -Bye Lizzy

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