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Publisher's Summary

From critically acclaimed writer Elaine Neil Orr, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American Civil Rights movement.
The lives of one young woman and two young men collide in a small neighborhood in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Kate, a recent college graduate, is still reeling from the deaths of her beloved parents when the discovery of hidden letters forces her to re-examine everything she knew about her family. Tacker, a young engineering student and all-around boy-hero, has returned from a West African odyssey where he fell in love with the local culture but was sent home in shame. Kate's and Tacker's stories come together when, on the same day and in different moments, they encounter a young African American man named Gaines. The relationship that develops between the three is complicated, as each one searches for love, freedom, and new beginnings.
©2018 Elaine Neil Orr (P)2018 Penguin Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Laura E. Davenport on 05-12-18

Exquisite book; narrator’s pseudo-southern accent annoying in parts

Loved reading and listening to this story. In the former, I imagined Tacker’s East-Carolinian accent to sound more authentic than his audiobook voice. But overall, the narrator read beautifully. I liked her Kate-voice. Gaines’ character too, sounded true to life.

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