The Starling Girl

Institute History


It’s a sweltering summer in rural Oklahoma and all 16-year-old Jem can think of is her handsome youth pastor, who’s well-loved in their fundamentalist community and doesn’t seem to mind that she’s something of an outcast. But when they enter into an affair, Jem’s chaste life is thrown into turmoil, jeopardizing her place in her family and the only world she’s ever known.


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