From Award Winning author K.S. Jones, a great American novel illuminating the past with thoughtful and often insightful glimpses of a heritage many today have forgotten.
It's 1932, and America's Great Depression is ravaging the nation through poverty, starvation, and homelessness, but frankly, more important things are happening in the small town of Coaldale, Arkansas.
Sixteen-year-old Sooze Williams and her family are barely eking out a living on their inherited family farm in Western Arkansas. Many less fortunate families have already lost their homes and farms to the banks, the drought, and the times.
When older brother Henry reveals to Sooze a secret plan, she makes a fateful decision in an effort to keep her family close. A twist of fate-and a desperate lie-sends Sooze on a perilous journey to save someone dear to her. Dangerous as the journey may be, Sooze discovers that, in the end, few things in life matter more than love, hope, and trust.