Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole

The summer after high-school graduation, a year after her mother’s tragic death, Anna has no plans – beyond her need to put a lot of miles between herself and the past. With forever friend Kat, a battered copy of Kerouac’s DHARMA BUMS, and a car with a dodgy oil filter, the girls set out on an epic road trip across the USA. Maybe somewhere along the way they’ll prove or disprove the existence of God. Maybe they’ll even get laid . . .


It’s a journey both outward and inward. Through the Badlands and encounters with predatory men and buffalo. A crazy bus ride to Mexico with a bunch of hymn-singing missionaries. Facing death, naked in the forest with an enraged grizzly bear . . . Gradually, Anna realizes that this is a voyage of discovery into her own self, her own silent pain – and into the tangled history that she and Kat share. What is love? What is sexual identity? And how do you find a way forward into a new future – a way to declare openly and without fear all that lies within you?

2 responses

  1. Dragoste, prietenie, o poveste despre aventura si recuperare. Kiss the Morning Star a fost surprinzatoare si mi-a placut foarte mult.
    In caz ca plecati undeva vara, aceasta carte poate fi un tovaras potrivit pentru o mica peripetie.

    Iunie 21, 2013 la 6:45 pm

  2. Cred că este genul de carte pe care o ador și mi-ar face plăcere să o citesc acum cân deste vară.

    Iunie 22, 2013 la 6:55 am

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