One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava, and Californian Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship and head back to the South. For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed.
When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia revisits the life she’d tried to outrun. As the idyllic coming of age on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept what happened in young adulthood than in this circle of introspective friends who have remained beside her throughout the years.
Theirs is a friendship that can talk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, even Celia’s great heartbreak over the loss of her childhood friend, Little Tea. But changing times are full of surprises. From them, will Celia learn that friendship has the ability to triumph over history?
Memphis native, Claire Fullerton, is the author the multiple award-winning Mourning Dove, A Portal in Time, and Dancing to an Irish Reel, which is set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. An avid journal-keeper, Claire has written her entire life, beginning her professional career as a published poet and including her weekly column, In First Person, with the Malibu Surfside News. A frequent contributor to magazines and online literary journals, her work has appeared in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Celtic Life International, and Southern Writers Magazine. Claire lives by the Malibu ocean with her husband, three German shepherds, and one black cat.
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