How close can she come to confessing her past without jeopardizing her future? Not with the church's money. But 'church' was never Willie Jr. Willie's mother, Ephesia, hopes that her son will be able to fill his father's shoes, but she has doubts. In fact, she hopes that her husband Joseph will soon be able to take over the job of shepherding the church.
Amidst this uncertainty, Willie's wife decides now would be a good time to leave, which means Willie Jr. Will the pressures of making ends meet cause Willie Jr. Will he ever be able to live up to the prophecy his deceased father told?
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Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead becomes his life anchor as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again.
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But violence is escalating around her, and Cass's persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave"-- Book jacket. In West Mills : a novel. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men.
And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule.
After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister, Otis Lee discovers a possible path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep. But while he's busy trying to fix Knot's life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.
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