Tom Pate can't leave the family farm behind fast enough. Drag racing his candy-apple-red 1955 Chevy Bel Air is just the first step in a journey that will lead him far from home in his search for a bigger track, a better ride, and a better, faster future. Tom's younger brother Zack tries desperately to keep up with this man whose talent involves leaving people behind. Set in the 1960s--with racial tensions running high and Vietnam War starting to make demands on the lives of young men--On the 7th Day God Created the Chevrolet is a story that pits the safe haven of farm and family against a young man's best shot at glory.
|Publisher:||Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill|
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|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Sylvia Wilkinson is the author of five previous novels and a series of racing books for young readers. She is also the author of two nonfiction books on racing. She was born and raised in North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
She has talent as a writer and knows, or researched some history on car racing in its infancy. Just not at all what I was expecting in a book of this title. Some strange twists and turns that left me thinking if I was even reading the same book as the one I had started. I was left confused and disappointed.
After read this book I think some people who automobile racing wish on the 7th day he would have really created the Chervolet and I think some NASCAR fan would love to peel rubber on the road of this book.