Close to Famous

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Penguin, Feb 3, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Foster and her Mama move to a small town that is in trouble but the town takes them in and helps them both grow and become stronger people. Foster and Mama also help those in town. Love the food angle. Lots of fun. Read full review

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User Review  - SweetBeeBecky - LibraryThing

This powerfully written novel by Joan Bauer tells the story of young Foster, who moves from Memphis with her single mother (her father was killed in the war on Iraq) to a very small rural town, and ... Read full review

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Joan Bauer is the author of nine previous novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book, Hope Was Here, and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner, Rules of the Road.  She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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