The author, Stewart Goodwin, was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia, but left there as a child. In this novel, her protagonist Susan Leigh, also leaves that town as a child, but gets tired of the Washington, D.C., rat race, and decides to move back to her childhood home despite the disapproval of her siblings. What could go wrong? This is the eighth book by Goodwin whose careers were in law enforcement and education. She currently lives in Henrico County, Virginia.
Sandston, Virginia: self-published, 2019. 331 pages. Trade paperback.