We’re excited to welcome author Kelly Mustian to the virtual fox den on Tuesday, April 27, 6:30PM EDT to discuss The Girls in the Stilt House. Free registration through Eventbrite is required and book purchase is appreciated.
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelly-mustian-the-girls-in-the-stilt-house-virtual-tickets-147147009667
To order a signed (bookplate) copy: https://foxtalebookshoppe.indielite.org/book/9781728217710
Set in 1920s Mississippi, this debut Southern novel weaves a beautiful and harrowing story of two young women cast in an unlikely partnership through murder.
Ada promised herself she would never go back to the Trace, to her hard life on the swamp and her harsh father. But now, after running away and briefly knowing a different kind of life, she finds herself with nowhere to go but back home. And she knows there will be a price to pay with her father.
Matilda, daughter of a sharecropper, is from the other side of the Trace. Doing what she can to protect her family from the whims and demands of some particularly callous locals is an ongoing struggle. She forms a plan to go north, to pack up the secrets she’s holding about her life in the South and hang them on the line for all to see in Ohio.
As the two girls are drawn deeper into a dangerous world of bootleggers and moral corruption, they must come to terms with the complexities of their tenuous bond and a hidden past that links them in ways that could cost them their lives.