My Friday Find for this week is Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven. Here is the B&N description you have all been waiting for:
Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jean's mother urges her to "live out there in the great wide world." Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.
Sounds fantastic, right? Thanks to Laurie Connors over at Plume for the recommendation.
What did you find this week? (Want to play along? Go to Should Be Reading!)