About the book:
"An accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the American South." -Kirkus Book Reviews
The heart has a home when it has an ally.
If Millie Crossan doesn't know anything else, she knows this one truth simply because her brother Finley grew up beside her. Charismatic Finley, eighteen months her senior, becomes Millie's guide when their mother Posey leaves their father and moves her children from Minnesota to Memphis shortly after Millie's tenth birthday. Memphis is a world foreign to Millie and Finley. This is the 1970s Memphis, the genteel world of their mother's upbringing and vastly different from anything they've ever known. Here they are the outsiders. Here, they only have each other. And here, as the years fold over themselves, they mature in a manicured Southern culture where they learn firsthand that much of what glitters isn't gold. Nuance, tradition, and Southern eccentrics flavor Millie and Finley's world as they find their way to belonging. But what hidden variables take their shared history to leave both brother and sister at such disparate ends?
About the author:
Claire Fullerton is the author of three novels and one novella. Her southern family saga set in 1970's Memphis, Mourning Dove (Firefly Southern Fiction) was a semi-finalist in the Faulkner Society's 2017 William Wisdom competition, and the 2018 Readers' Favorite Bronze medal winner for Southern Fiction. Claire's novel Dancing to an Irish Reel (Vinspire Publishing) was a 2016 Kindle Books Review winner in cultural fiction and a 2016 Readers' Favorite finalist. She is the author of paranormal mystery, A Portal in Time (Vinspire Publishing) . Claire is one of four contributors to the book A Southern Season, with her novella set in Memphis, Through an Autumn Window, to be released November 1st by Firefly Southern Fiction. She has recently completed her 4th novel, Little Tea, a 2018 ,Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom competition. Claire is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary Agency.