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Starbird Murphy and the World Outside

Karen Finneyfrock

From the author of The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door (2013) comes this hilarious and poignant story about finding your true calling in life. Starbird Murphy, 16, has spent her entire life on a farm commune in the woods of Washington State. Each member receives a "Calling," and Starbird’s is to leave the commune and work at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle. Here she must learn to navigate high school, computers, money and romance with an "Outsider.” Nothing could have prepared Starbird for this new world, or for what she learns about her family and herself.