The protagonist of this novel, set in the 1940s, is fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper. It begins in the Tuckaseegee River watershed of Western North Carolina, but the river floods her home, and her family is forced to move to the South Carolina mountains not far away. This is Donna Everhart’s second novel coming after her first novel, The Education of Dixie Dupree, an IndieNext List selection. Everhart grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and still lives in the North Carolina Piedmont.
New York: Kensington Books, 2018, 317 pages with Discussion Questions. Trade paperback with full-length flaps on the covers,