Set in Depression Era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together.
Lucky Strikes is the first young adult novel from author Louis Bayard, who’s also a professor of creative writing at George Washington University. Drawing on his experience writing historical fiction aimed at adults, Louis Bayard’s Depression-era Virginia setting provides a perfect access point for teens interested in fiction with a real historical backdrop. The book is fast paced and features an amazing heroine and a strong set of supporting characters. Lucky Strikes is a surprisingly emotional adventure, and a great read for older teen and high school readers.