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Isaac believed in luck. But from Pete’s point of view, Isaac’s luck had all run out.
When Pete McLean loses his father in the summer of 1962, his friend Isaac is one of the few people he can lean on. Though their worlds are as different as black and white, friendship knows no color. So when Isaac suddenly goes missing, Pete is determined to find out what happened–no matter what it costs him.
His quest will lead him into parts of town that he knows only through rumors and introduce him to a girl who will change his life. What they discover together will change the small Southern town of Glory, Alabama–forever.
With vivid descriptions, palpable atmosphere, and unforgettable characters, debut novelist Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into the rural South of the 1960s–a place where ordinary people struggle to find their footing in a social landscape that is shifting beneath their feet.
Being a Southern girl myself, I was excited to read Valerie’s debut novel. She has a beautiful way of stringing words together that not only pull you deeply into the story, but cause you to feel every single emotion through the entire novel.
This was was so well written and orchestrated that I found myself not being able to be pulled away to do my daily chores. All I wanted to do was sit and read. This is definitely going to be on my best read list at the end of 2018.
This is a FANTASTIC read that you will not want to miss.
About Valerie Fraser Luesse
Valerie Fraser Luesse is an award-winning magazine writer best known for her feature stories and essays in Southern Living, where she is currently a senior travel editor.
Her work has been anthologized in the audio collection Southern Voices and in A Glimpse of Heaven, an essay collection featuring works by C. S. Lewis, Randy Alcorn, John Wesley, and others.
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