Set in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina, in the 1960s, this novel centers on sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman who resents her father’s way of life as a moonshiner and blames him for the accident that killed her mother a dozen years earlier. But when her bitterness leads to a plan to destroy her father’s stills, a lot of action commences. “Rousing...movingly explores Jessie's struggle with her eating disorder, viscerally describing her twin desires for nourishment and purging in relation to a deep need to define herself...Everhart's story of self-discovery, rife with colorful characters and a satisfying twist, will thrill readers."- Publishers Weekly starred review. This is Donna Everhart’s fourth novel following on novels that have been USA Today best-sellers, Indie next and Okra Picks and Southeastern Library Award winners. She lives near Raleigh, North Carolina, where she grew up.
New York: Kensington, 2019. 368 pages. Trade paperback with dust jacket flaps.