An old, metal-framed photograph is placed on the coffee table, and Annie has the feeling it was set there recently. It's a photo of her father and Calder on a dock with Parson's lake shimmering in the background.-- Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed.
The book was just released today and is generating a lot of buzz. It got a Publisher's Weekly review. It is this month's choice for the From Left to Write Book Club. Library Journal praised the book and called Reed "an author to watch." And there is a sweet country song tie-in by Brush Prairie.
I am eating it up. Annie is a singer-songwriter in central Florida, recovering after her producer/lover dumped her. It's a cold, stormy week right before what looks like a bleak Christmas. Her brother just got arrested for murder. There are secrets from her past cropping up. This is all good.
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