It’s the first Friday of 2018 and there were so many new releases this week, it was hard to pick which one I wanted to share with you today. I decided to go with a debut author: Valerie Fraser Luesse. This is on my read list for this weekend! Can’t wait to dive in.
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October 10, 1962
A sleepy purple twilight wrapped around the farmhouse, it’s tall windows glowing with warmth from somewhere inside.
Doesn’t that paint the coziest picture?
More About the Book
There was another South in the 1960s, one far removed from the marches and bombings and turmoil in the streets that were broadcast on the evening news. It was a place of inner turmoil, where ordinary people struggled to right themselves on a social landscape that was dramatically shifting beneath their feet. This is the world of Valerie Fraser Luesse’s stunning debut, Missing Isaac.
It is 1965 when black field hand Isaac Reynolds goes missing from the tiny, unassuming town of Glory, Alabama. The townspeople’s reactions range from concern to indifference, but one boy will stop at nothing to find out what happened to his unlikely friend. White, wealthy, and fatherless, young Pete McLean has nothing to gain and everything to lose in his relentless search for Isaac. In the process, he will discover much more than he bargained for. Before it’s all over, Pete–and the people he loves most–will have to blur the hard lines of race, class, and religion. And what they discover about themselves may change some of them forever.