A Summer in Peach Creek

A Summer in Peach Creek

by Michele Malo


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Peach Creek was worlds away from the injustice all around. Cousins should be licking ice cream cones in the summer heat, not waiting on the court house steps for the jury’s verdict. Would the accused be convicted of the shocking murder?

It is 1932 and teenaged Faith travels from Seattle to Peach Creek, West Virginia for a visit with relatives. In the coal-rich Appalachian Mountains, the challenges of the Great Depression, mining wars, Prohibition, and segregation are all around, like the unfamiliar heat and humidity. Faith, however, is immersed in family reunions, church socials, parades, and picnics. When a scandalous murder occurs, Faith discovers the corrupt underbelly of Logan County and the hypocrisy of certain citizens.

This celebration of country life is based on journal entries from the author’s mother, who described a world where canning fruit and kissing boys were the norm.

As summer progresses and peaches grow, Faith finds her own moral center. Family bonds are strengthened through challenges and hard lessons learned during this messy and glorious summer in Peach Creek.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939423863
Publisher: Michele Malo
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

A Seattle native, Michele Malo lives in the city with her dog, Mario. She loves gardens and travel and hanging out with her grandchildren. This is her first novel.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: June 1932, The Murder

PART TWO: July 1932, The Grand Jury

PART THREE: August 1932, The Trial


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