It's 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first- generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and owner of the Branchville Sewing Circle, a business left to her by her father when he passed. She must come to terms with the terrible truth that robbed her of her young son's life and has ripped her two daughers from her side. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet they unite to to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town. As they come to help each other, 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 audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets, and the ferocity of motherhood. Scribner - Available Now
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Park Row, April 2020
Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.3 W × 0.9 H
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