Sweeping Up Glass

By Carolyn D. Wall
(Delta, Paperback, 9780385343039, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 4, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“Olivia Harker Cross' story is a mystery, a love story, and a course in history all in one fine novel. Reading groups will find a wealth of topics for discussion and enjoyment.”
-- Cindy Reinhardt, University Bookstore, Edwardsville, IL


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Destined to be a classic, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.

Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter’s flight to California, leaving her to raise Will’m, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town’s fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.

Now this proud, lonely woman will face her mother and daughter, her neighbors and the wolf hunters of Big Foley Mountain. And when she does, she’ll ignite a conflict that will embroil an entire community–and change her own life in the most astonishing of ways.




About the Author
Carolyn D. Wall is a full-time author, editor and lecturer. As an Artist-in-Residence, she has taught creative writing to more than 4000 children in Oklahoma.
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