Praise for The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee:
There’s magic here, in a wonderfully-told story that will find a special place in any reader’s heart.
“At best, most first novels indicate potential. It would be wrong to say that, when reading Talya Tate Boerner’s The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee, I was pleasantly surprised. Actually, I was amazed. There’s magic here, in a wonderfully-told story that will find a special place in any reader’s heart.”
—Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author in both fiction and nonfiction.
Filled with both honey and vinegar.
“Gracie Lee Eudora Abbott, the nine-year-old (soon to be ten) protagonist of Accidental Salvation, struggles to grasp the meaning of life while her day-to-day activities revolve around her rural fourth grade classroom, mind-numbing Baptist sermons and a mysterious gray house across the cotton field.
Mature beyond her years, Gracie Lee often plays the role of peacemaker in a family ruled by an alcoholic, hardworking father. Although her precociousness often lands her in trouble, she is quick to speak up, questioning what others accept as the norm.
Set during a time when people were concerned with Vietnam and obsessed with Elvis, Talya Tate Boerner’s debut novel is filled with both honey and vinegar and will stay with you long after the last page.” -From DeltaCrossroads.com
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2017 WINNER! President’s Award and Best Book Award: Ozark Writer’s League!