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Krista Van Dolzer | The Sound of Life and Everything

Join debut author, Krista Van Dolzer, for a reading and signing of her new book, The Sound of Life and Everything.

Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin back to life from blood on his dog tags, Ella Mae is skeptical—until he steps out of a bio-pod right before her eyes.

But the boy is not her cousin—he’s Japanese. And in California in the wake of World War II, the Japanese are still feared, and hated. When her aunt refuses to take responsibility, Ella Mae and her Mama take him home instead. Determined to do what’s right by her new friend, Ella Mae teaches Takuma English and defends him from the reverend’s talk of H-E-double-toothpicks. But when his memories start to resurface, Ella Mae learns some shocking truths about her own family and more importantly, what it means to love.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Sound of Life and Everything from The King's English.

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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ISBN: 9780399167751
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015