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Multnomah, Mar 2003, 12.99, 350 pp.
ISBN: 1590520661

African-American Shirley Ferris Mills remains grieving the death of her beloved spouse, who died for his country in the Gulf. She decides she and her two preadolescent children need escape from the haunting memories of their current life and to simply start over. She leaves Huntsville, Alabama to drive to the Davis area of California.
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Along the way, the police stop her believing she may have stolen her car. When that is cleared up and she is freed, Shirley is about to continue her journey when a white teen Windi, with whom she shared a cell, asks for a ride to Tyler, Texas. Shirley agrees though she was not planning to go to Tyler despite her beloved Mother Johnson living there. In Tyler, as she heals through embracing the Lord and the love of Mother Johnson, Shirley meets her high school prom beau Tony Taylor.


Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Who:    -   daughter Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding    -   angst over dead lover Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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