By Belva Plain
Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440216810, 448pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 1995
Laura and "Bud" Rice share an elegant home and two children, brilliant, handsome Tom, and cherished, chronically ill eleven-year-old Timmy. But after nineteen years of marriage, Laura's respectable husband is a stranger--and the reason for Tom's escalating involvement with a group of campus bigots. Suddenly the Crawfields enter their lives and shatter their fragile world. As the Rices' quiet Southern town explodes with hate and violence, the two familes must embrace--or be destroyed by--the shattering truth.
"Fascinating...Belva Plain...has crafted a clever and intriguing tale of prejudice and human emotion."—East Tennessee Catholic