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Wish I May, Wish I Might...

Barbara Elliott Carpenter

The verdant, beautiful mountains of West Virginia, completely different in terrain from the rich, fertile soil of Central Illinois, becomes the new home of the Bannister family in nineteen fifty-four. Sissy Bannister left Redbud Grove, Illinois, as a broken-hearted fourteen-year-old, but it doesn't take her long to make new friends and find her own niche. Along the way to adulthood, she encounters different cultures and people in Dixon, West Virginia, who change the course of her life. Intrigued with the southeastern mountain accent of the residents, Sissy finds that she soon sounds just like her new friends. Some beliefs and lifestyles are difficult for her to accept, but she maintains the same equilibrium and sense of justice that began to form when she was a child. Sissy's first year in a new high school occurs at the same time desegregation laws are passed; and she discovers that human nature is much the same, no matter the locale. The pages of Wish I May, Wish I Might. are rich with drama, slap-your-knee humor, chilling terror, sensual sizzling romance, and three-hanky tragedy. This book covers the years of Sissy's life between the ages of fourteen to twenty-eight. With laughter, struggles, tears and joy, Sissy Bannister discovers that passion doesn't always equal love; but through it all, she becomes the woman that was visible in the child. Starlight Starbright.introduced her to the world; and the final book of the trilogy, The Wish I Wish Tonight, reveals what special things the stars she wished upon held for Sissy Bannister. All she had to do was look in the right place. Chuck Yeager, General USAF, (Retired) grew up in West Virginia. This book holds references to him and they are used with the general's permission.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publish Date: Jul 27th, 2005
  • Pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.34lb
  • EAN: 9781420860092
  • Categories: General
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