Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio audiobook

Icy Sparks

By Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Read by Kate Miller

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7.08 Hours Abridged
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Set in Appalachia during the late 1950s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl’s heartbreaking battle with Tourette’s syndrome. Ten-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 cursing that accompany her rare neurological disorder. Her affliction goes undiagnosed until adulthood, but the all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around offers an opinion about what’s troubling the girl. Eventually Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, who knows what it’s like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl’s painful journey to womanhood. A funny, sad, and transcendent story, Icy Sparks introduces a fresh new Southern voice.

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Summary

Summary

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

Set in Appalachia during the late 1950s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl’s heartbreaking battle with Tourette’s syndrome.

Ten-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 cursing that accompany her rare neurological disorder. Her affliction goes undiagnosed until adulthood, but the all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around offers an opinion about what’s troubling the girl. Eventually Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, who knows what it’s like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community.

Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl’s painful journey to womanhood. A funny, sad, and transcendent story, Icy Sparks introduces a fresh new Southern voice.

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Author Bio: Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Author Bio: Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Gwyn Hyman Rubio, best known for her novel Icy Sparks, has been nominated for a Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award and was anthologized in Above Ground: Stories about Life and Death by New Southern Writers. She is also a winner of the Cecil Hackney Award, as well as a recipient of grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. A graduate from Florida State, she spent several years as a teacher in Costa Rica through the Peace Corps. Upon her return, she realized her passion for writing and was quickly accepted into the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She now lives in Versailles, Kentucky, and writes full time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English