Stony River, New Jersey, 1955: On a sweltering June afternoon, Linda Wise and Tereza Dobra witness a disturbing scene. A pale, pretty girl who looks about their age is taken from Crazy Haggerty's house....
The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman. 1 out of 5 stars. Did not enjoy this novel because the narrator/main character was unlikeable. Had a hard time relating to her and didn't understand her motives.
In Gap Creek, Robert Morgan describes a young couple's hardships living in the Appalachian mountains of the Carolinas after the Civil War, the hard work they did day after day just to put meals on the table. It's a timeless story of their struggles with nature, with work, with the changing century, and with the disappointments and triumphs of their marriage.
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Highly recommend this book.