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Icy Sparks (Oprah"s Book Club)

by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

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Published by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7585055M
ISBN 100606305033
ISBN 109780606305037

  Icy Sparks (Book): Rubio, Gwyn Hyman: At the age of ten, an Appalachian girl develops croaks, jerks and spasms, which leads to her explusion from school. After treatment--she has Tourette's syndrome--she learns to control herself, attends college and there is a happy ending. Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman RUBIO and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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A New York Times Notable Book and the March selection of Oprah's Book Club®! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 's. Gwyn Hyman Rubio's beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks.   An Oprah's Book Club selectionSet in Appalachia during the late s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl's heartbreaking battle with Tourette's -year-old Icy Sparks already has one strike against her: She's an orphan. Life becomes even more difficult when Icy develops strange symptoms: violent tics, inexplicable convulsions, sudden outbursts, and uncontrollable Author: Gwyn Hyman Rubio.


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