Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $6.00
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
P. 1
WITHOUT GRACE

WITHOUT GRACE

Ratings: (0)|Views: 136|Likes:
Published by iUniverseBooks
"Searching, soulful Without Grace is a heartfelt exploration of that small town in all of us, our bittersweet Place of Angels." -Arthur Kent, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of Warlord Reborn "Like Scout Finch and Mattie Ross and Ellen Foster before her, Vicky Finley has grit and will and insight, a wry eye for the world around her, and a deeply engaging way of finding there a place of her own." -Michael Malone, author of Handling Sin After the death of her grandmother, Vicky Finley is left to create a place for herself in a houseful of men and becomes consumed by the notion of finding Grace, the mother who abandoned the family when Vicky was just a baby. Vicky's devoted and protective older brother Kevin does his best to look after her while fighting to keep their land and spare their farming community from a ruthless developer who threatens to forever change the world they know. The Finleys learn firsthand how memories can betray us, how secrets of the past can burden the present, and how tragedy can test our resolve. And as Vicky ambitiously pursues her passion for cooking, honors a promise to her brother, and manages to bring a struggling community together, she discovers what really makes a family. Without Grace is a heartening portrait of small-town life and a tender and triumphant coming-of-age tale about the complexities and comforts of family and the healing that comes with letting go of the past.
"Searching, soulful Without Grace is a heartfelt exploration of that small town in all of us, our bittersweet Place of Angels." -Arthur Kent, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of Warlord Reborn "Like Scout Finch and Mattie Ross and Ellen Foster before her, Vicky Finley has grit and will and insight, a wry eye for the world around her, and a deeply engaging way of finding there a place of her own." -Michael Malone, author of Handling Sin After the death of her grandmother, Vicky Finley is left to create a place for herself in a houseful of men and becomes consumed by the notion of finding Grace, the mother who abandoned the family when Vicky was just a baby. Vicky's devoted and protective older brother Kevin does his best to look after her while fighting to keep their land and spare their farming community from a ruthless developer who threatens to forever change the world they know. The Finleys learn firsthand how memories can betray us, how secrets of the past can burden the present, and how tragedy can test our resolve. And as Vicky ambitiously pursues her passion for cooking, honors a promise to her brother, and manages to bring a struggling community together, she discovers what really makes a family. Without Grace is a heartening portrait of small-town life and a tender and triumphant coming-of-age tale about the complexities and comforts of family and the healing that comes with letting go of the past.

More info:

Publish date: Sep 21, 2005
Added to Scribd: Mar 03, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780595814404
List Price: $6.00 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
See more
See less

10/01/2014

242

9780595814404

$6.00

USD

pdf

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 10 to 75 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 85 to 112 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 122 to 151 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 169 to 242 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->