Looking back through the window of time, the reader experiences life in this Southern rural town from two far different perspectives: To nine-year-old Blanche Wasson, the Grand Hotel in east Tennessee in 1903 is magical. Her family owns the lively cultural hub and health resort that draws interesting visitors from all over the South, and there is never a dull moment with its many dances and concerts as well as political speakers. But daily life in Rhea Springs is a far different story for Charlie Reynolds whose similar age is all the two share in common. Down the road, Charlie's family makes the best of the hard-scrabble existence that befalls Black Americans in the post-Civil War South. These two worlds collide when Blanche learns that for Charlie there are no books and no schooling. She determines to do something about that, no matter the acceptable norms of the day. Little does she realize that the intertwining of their lives, their worlds, will eventually lead to a life-changing collision, and no one knows if either will be salvaged.
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