As a pregnant teenager, Avery Pritchett found refuge in Colorado, but now, ten years later, her brother's wedding-and some burning questions-bring her back home to her small Southern town. But will introducing her mixed- race daughter to her independent-minded grandmother bring solace or sorrow? Will confronting her class-conscious mother allow for new beginnings or confirm old resentments? And how can she ask forgiveness of her youthful lover who has been denied his child all these years? As the summer progresses, Avery's return provokes shocking discoveries-of choices made, and secrets kept-and of deceptions that lie closer than she suspects.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - squiresj - LibraryThing
The ending says it all. Ones past cannot be changed. So learn to embrace it. We all have hidden fears. I know I do. Move toward the future. Avery runs away from home angry with her Mother. She has a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jaynep140 - LibraryThing
This was a hard book for me to read. I am from the south and have traveled the world. Even though the situation isn't the same here, I know of many small towns down here that this could happen in. It ... Read full review