Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera
Releases June 11th, 2019
Park Row Books, Hardcover, $26.99
SIGNED copies on order!
A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression.
It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart.
These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood.
Our store volunteers Nancy M., Nancy H. and Jackie have all read and loved this book! Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Call Your Daughter Home is sure to become a classic in Southern literature. It is a book that I didn’t just read – I lived it and felt it. And even though it was heart wrenching in parts it was also uplifting with a beautiful message of strength, perseverance and the power of women and a mother’s love.” -Nancy M.
“Wonderfully written, a compelling novel, a breathtaking page-turner.” -Nancy H.
“A spellbinding saga set in a very dark time for our country, and especially the south…. Any fan of Wiley Cash, Ron Rash or Taylor Brown will love this book.” -Jackie