This is Roy Pipes’s tenth novel. Now in his seventies, and retired from a career as a teacher and principal in the Cherokee County, North Carolina, schools, Dr. Pipes grew up in the Peachtree Community there and lives on a nearby farm that his grandfather once owned. This novel begins as three friends from different backgrounds graduate from high school. It continues as William and Elizabeth decide to try to find Edward after losing contact with him for seven years.
Murphy, North Carolina: self-published, 2018. 318 pages. Trade paperback.