How sweet the sound : a novel / Amy K. Sorrells.Material type: BookEdition: First edition.Description: 359 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1434705447 (pbk.); 9781434705440 (pbk.).Other title: How sweet the sound.Subject(s): Murder -- Fiction | Southern States -- Fiction | Rape -- FictionGenre/Form: Bildungsromans.DDC classification: 813 Summary: A woman hides in fear after an atrocious crime. Her brother takes justice into his own hands. And a young girl fights to make sense of it all in this Southern coming-of-age novel set in coastal Alabama in the summer of 1980.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A Southern Novel of Second Chances From a distance, the Harlans appear to be the perfect Southern family. Wealth and local fame mask the drama and dysfunction swirling through their family line. But as the summer heats up, a flood tide of long hidden secrets surface. Devastation from a rape followed by the murder of two family members brings three generations of the Harlans together on their pecan plantation in Bay Spring, Alabama. Chief among them is Anniston, who by the time she turned thirteen thought she'd seen it all. But as her heart awakens to the possibility of love, she begins to deal with her loneliness and grief. This tender coming-of-age tale, inspired by the story of Tamar in 2 Samuel 13, shows how true healing and hope comes only from God. Though our earthly family can wound and disappoint, our heavenly Father brings freedom to those long held captive through His mercy and grace. <br>
Includes Afterwords (something more for after reading the novel) at the end of the book : a word about Tamar and survivors, book club questions, author interview, and recipes from Bay Spring and the Harlan family and friends.
A woman hides in fear after an atrocious crime. Her brother takes justice into his own hands. And a young girl fights to make sense of it all in this Southern coming-of-age novel set in coastal Alabama in the summer of 1980.