Me & Emma
By Elizabeth Flock
(Harlequin MIRA, Paperback, 9780778313984, 320pp.)
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other eight-year-oldplaying make-believe, going to school, dreaming of faraway places. But even in her imagination, she can't pretend away the hardships of her impoverished North Carolina home or protect her younger sister, Emma.
As the big sister, Carrie is determined to do anything to keep Emma safe from a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of their drunken stepfather, Richardabuse their momma can't seem to see, let alone stop.
But after the sisters' plan to run away from home unravels, Carrie's world takes a shocking turnand one shattering moment ultimately reveals a truth that leaves everyone reeling.
Elizabeth Flock is a former journalist who reported for Time and People magazines and worked as an on-air correspondent for CBS before becoming a full-time writer. The New York Times bestselling author of But Inside I’m Screaming, Everything Must Go and Me & Emma—a Book Sense Notable Title and Highlight Pick of the Year—lives in New York City. You can contact Elizabeth through her Web site at www.ElizabethFlock.com.