February 2021: Opulence, Kansas, by Julie Stielstra, has been selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission.
|Opulence, Kansas by Julie Stielstra|
A superbly crafted, inherently interesting, and thoroughly 'reader friendly' novel for ages 13-18, "Opulence, Kansas" by Julie Stielstra is an exceptional and unreservedly recommended addition to middle school, highschool, and community library YA Fiction collections.
-Midwest Book Review
When Katie Myrdal’s father is found dead in his Porsche, everything she thought she knew about her family is shaken. Her uncle Len and his wife Maggie—relatives she barely knew existed—show up at the funeral and offer an escape for the summer to their Kansas farm. Katie abandons her Chicago Gold Coast high-rise life to land beneath the wider skies of the prairie. Grappling with loss and disillusionment, Katie must forge new skills and new friendships in a small town called Opulence, a town holding secrets and riches she will need before she can go back home.
Publisher: Meadowlark (June 2020)
ISBN (print): 978-1-742477-0-1
ISBN (eBook): 978-1-7342477-1-8
Retail: $12.00 (paperback), $5.95 (eBook)
Intended Audience: 12-18
Available wherever you buy books.
|Photo Courtesy of Julie Stielstra|
Enjoy this presentation by Julie Stielstra on the writing of Opulence.