Author(s): Carolyn Wall
Olivia Harker grew up in brutally segregated Depression era Kentucky, the proud and willful child of an adored father and a disturbed and vindictive mother. Left to her own devices, her black neighbours became her friends and playmates; their parents her guardian angels. Now running a ramshackle grocery store with her beloved grandson and her difficult widowed mother, Olivia has no idea of the long shadow cast by the events of her childhood. When she finally becomes party to a decades-old mystery, she must come to grips with past betrayals before fighting to save her family, her community and her life.
Carolyn Wall served as the Fiction Editor for Byline Magazine, the award-winning publication of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. In 1997 she was awarded the Creme-de-la-Creme award from the Oklahoma Writers' Federation for her young adult short story, With this Kiss Wally Fishkin. She is now a full-time freelance writer and lecturer and lives with her husband in Oklahoma City.