Southern indie booksellers are buzzing about: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martin's Press | List Price: $27.99.
Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, FL
I could not stop reading this book, even though at one point I wanted to stop, because I knew it wasn't going to end well. A blend of Romeo and Juliet with Hatfield and McCoy, set in a "nice" contemporary American neighborhood where "these things shouldn't happen." A heart-breaking, eye-opening must-read!
McIntyre's Fine Books, Pittsboro, NC
...A tragic story that so exactingly encapsulates this era of entitlement we are muscling our way through, where McMansions sprout like weeds, money talks more than reasons, and lives are changed irrevocably because of cultural distrust. Frankly, the best description I can provide for this powerful novel is: WOW!
Story on the Square, McDonough, GA
I can't put into words the emotions I feel after reading this book, but I what I can say is that Therese Anne Folwer has written a masterpiece. This powerful story is about the Whitmans, a white family, who have just moved next door to a black family, the Alston-Holts. Juniper Whitman and Xavier Alston-Holt are teenagers who fall in love with each other, but tension arises after Xavier's mother Valerie files a lawsuit against Juniper's stepdad Brad. Fowler's writing from the African-American perspective and experience was done beautifully and right. I want everyone to read this book!