We are in for a treat as we welcome debut author Deb Spera to our virtual series of events. Call Your Daughter Home was one of our favorite books of 2019 and we are delighted to be able to talk to Deb. You will not want to miss this one. This event is free to attend; however, please select FIND TICKETS to register through Eventbrite so we can email you an event link the day of the event. The book is available in hardcover, paperback and large print. You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://foxtalebookshoppe.indielite.org/search/site/deb%20spera
For readers of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood.
It’s 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude’s aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home.
These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood.