Bill by Chap Reaver

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Hoping to post bail for her father who has been arrested for selling bootleg liquor, Jessica Gates searches for a rumored hidden treasure with her dog, Bill, and finds herself pursued by law officials and other devious men.
 

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Published April 1, 1994 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 216 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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his offer of a home and a chance to go to school is even more appealing after Jess meets his sensible ``first [and only] wife'' Nell, with whom Jess establishes an immediate bond.

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Besides taking care of her dog, Bill, and doing most of the chores on their backwoods Kentucky farm, 13-year-old Jessica Gates looks after her father, who--illegally--makes and sells whiskey.

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PW singled out the author's ability to ""interweave comedy, tragedy and truth"" in this novel about a girl named Jess who finds she has no one to turn to but her dog, Bill, after her alcoholic father is arrested for making and selling illegal whiskey.

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