Frank has an amazing way with descriptions of the Lowcountry and its residents. This incredible novel centered on love, loss and family will resonate long after the last page is turned. What a treat!
Jackie McMullen is trying to figure out how to live without her husband Jimmy, who was killed in an on-the-job accident. Leaving her job as an Army nurse after serving three tours in Afghanistan is difficult, but trying to raise her 10-year-old son on her own when they are both grieving and depressed is almost more than she can handle. She decides to visit her mother, Annie, in North Carolina for the summer, which turns out to be a healing balm and an impetus for change that both women need. (MORROW, Jun., 336 pp., $25.99)