Grace Among the Leavings (Paperback)
Thorncraft Publishing, 9780985794736, 142pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
List Price: 10.99*
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Set in Tennessee during and after the Civil War, Beverly Fisher's GRACE AMONG THE LEAVINGS reveals the painful effects of war - on soldiers, and, more importantly, their families. Narrated by Grace, an independent and feisty young girl, the novella focuses on the tension created by her confusion over the contradictions in the world around her. As the plot unfolds, a series of shocking revelations leave Grace bewildered by the behavior of those she loves, and in the end, she, and the reader, are left with unresolved questions about forgiveness and redemption, but certain that war brings only great human suffering. Not just a period piece, this novella is filled with subtly suggested parallels to our time, or anytime, since war is ever-present in human history."--Malcolm Glass, author of Bone Love.