#1 New York Times bestselling author Sheri Reynolds weaves an unforgettable and sumptuous tale of lost youth and the search for meaning and place in a small Virginia tidewater town.
With her father in prison, her mother dead, and her eighteenth birthday on the horizon, Kenny Lugo is desperate to belong to someone, something - anything. Her last best chance is her father's girlfriend, Aunt Glo, who has given Kenny a place to stay in her small home. But Glo is struggling herself. Addicted to painkillers and raising her runaway daughter's baby in addition to her own children, Glo's less-than-idyllic family is hardly the situation Kenny has longed for.
The murder of a college girl next door sends Kenny reeling. Already at loose ends, she becomes obsessed with the death of this young woman. But as Kenny searches for some element of truth in this girl's tragic death, she finds the meaning and redemption that has long escaped her own life - and from a most unimaginable source.
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"Starred Review. Simple prose rich with subtext, convincing dialogue and a fascinating protagonist combine to produce a heartstring-plucker that's explicit, tender, sad and hopeful." - Publishers Weekly.
"Reynolds's finely realized characters bring to life the struggles of day-to-day existence in a lower-middle-class community, and powerful evocations of the natural world provide comforting balance to the often unstable human elements in this short but powerful novel." - Library Journal.
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Sheri Reynolds teaches writing and literature at Old Dominion University. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick The Rapture of Canaan, as well as two other critically acclaimed novels, Bitterroot Landing and A Gracious Plenty. For more information, visit her website.
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