TBR THURSDAY: SEARCHING PIPPA

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Welcome to our TBR Thursday event, hosted by Kimberlyfaye Reads.  It’s simple…we share a book that’s been on our TBR Shelves for a while.

Today’s pick is one I’ve had on my Kindle since May 2014.  Yes, a long time.  I must have had a good reason for downloading it, but for some reason, I haven’t yet read it.

Have No Shame, by Melissa Foster, was published January 2, 2014, and is a story spotlighting what happens when civil rights and forbidden love collide…

 

 

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Synopsis:   Alison Tillman has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother’s Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.

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What do you think?  Have you read it?  Should I bring it to the top of my TBR?

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TBR THURSDAY: DECONSTRUCTING THE TBR STACKS…

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Good morning!  I just stumbled upon this new Thursday event at Kimberlyfaye Reads, via Brandie Is a Book Junkie.

TBR Thursday sounds like a great way to review what’s on my TBR piles, so here goes!

I’ve been making lists of my book purchases, highlighting the ones I haven’t yet read, and trying to plan how to proceed.

Flying Shoes, by Lisa Howorth, has been on my e-reader since July 2014, so I should probably make a decision about it…soon!

 

 

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Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn’t resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother’s Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter’s call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family-and, once again, the murder’s irremovable stain of tragedy.

Lisa Howorth’s remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new voice about family and memory and one woman’s flight from a wounded past.

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Obviously, the storyline appealed to me enough to download this one, and I’m occasionally reminded of it when I visit blogs.  What do you think?  Read it or forget it?

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