This delightful collection of short stories from acclaimed writer, Susan Gabriel (The Secret Sense of Wildflower, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012 and an Amazon #1 bestseller), is rich in humor, as well as mystery and meaning.Whether white or black, living or dead, down home country or upscale urban, Gabriel's characters are quirky, poignant and deep.
- A Gullah woman uses folk magic to cast her latest spell.
- A girl coming-of-age deals with death in 1940s Tennessee.
- A wealthy Savannah matriarch with gastrointestinal issues guards family secrets.
- A good ol' boy observes himself shortly after his death.
- An agoraphobic woman strikes up a unique friendship with the girl across the street.
- A band of seventy-year-olds finds healing in a mountain stream.
- And more.
Written in the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, the eight short stories in Grace, Grits and Ghosts: Southern Short Stories are all rooted in the southern landscape--from the steamy coast of Georgia, to the current day Atlanta suburbs, to the ancient Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Pull up a rocker on the front porch, take a sip of your sweet iced tea and lose yourself in these original stories of soulful southerners and their sultry landscape.
Susan Gabriel is an acclaimed southern author who lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Her novels, The Secret Sense of Wildflower (a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012) and Temple Secrets (2015) are Amazon and Nook #1 bestsellers.
Her latest novel, Trueluck Summer, is also an Amazon & Nook #1 bestseller. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the summer of 1964, it tells the story of “A widowed grandmother ready to spread her wings. A 12-year-old granddaughter looking for a summertime adventure. Together, they are going to attempt the impossible.” One reader wrote in her review: “In a time when TV and social media often paint a hopeless and angry picture, I needed to read a book that would lift me up. Trueluck Summer was that book. Susan Gabriel's final words express perfectly what I felt.”
Her southern novel Temple Secrets is a book club favorite and takes place in Savannah, Georgia with a cast of characters - some of them ghosts - that her readers love.
Find out more about Susan and her other novels at www.SusanGabriel.com
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