One Summer in Savannah
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"Nothing short of astonishing. The best writers are brave writers, and Harris has proven herself among those ranks." —Mateo Askaripour, New York Times bestselling author of Black Buck
A compelling debut that glows with bittersweet heart and touching emotion, deeply interrogating questions of family, redemption, and unconditional love in the sweltering summer heat of Savannah, as two people discover what it means to truly forgive.
It's been eight years since Sara Lancaster left her home in Savannah, Georgia. Eight years since her daughter, Alana, came into this world, following a terrifying sexual assault that left deep emotional wounds Sara would do anything to forget. But when Sara's father falls ill, she's forced to return home and face the ghosts of her past.
While caring for her father and running his bookstore, Sara is desperate to protect her curious, outgoing, genius daughter from the Wylers, the family of the man who assaulted her. Sara thinks she can succeed—her attacker is in prison, his identical twin brother, Jacob, left town years ago, and their mother are all unaware Alana exists. But she soon learns that Jacob has also just returned to Savannah to piece together the fragments of his once-great family. And when their two worlds collide—with the type of force Sara explores in her poetry and Jacob in his astrophysics—they are drawn together in unexpected ways.
Praise for One Summer in Savannah:
"Harris's provocative debut is beautifully written, absorbing, and brimming with emotion and insight." —Rochelle B. Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends
"An unforgettable portrayal of familial tragedy, bravery, and redemption." —Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman's Daughter
"Harris is definitely a writer to watch!" —Catherine Adel West, author of The Two Lives of Sara
"A gorgeously written, tender examination of love, loss, and the heart-wracking journey toward forgiveness." —Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, international bestselling author of In Every Mirror She's Black
"One Summer in Savannah will turn readers' hearts inside out." —Julie Carrick Dalton, author of The Last Beekeeper
- Case Count: 18
- Case Count: Hardcover: 18, Paperback: 24