"dramatizes the hidden sorrows, problems, and desires of the family members"

Steven Bauer   

1945 - A hidden skull and bad smell are the least of Lily's family's problems. A marriage disintegrates, a son is missing in Germany and God takes the soul of Ma George. Lily sees more than she can understand.


Sumter, SC

Elephant's Ear Gallery
672 Bultman Dr,
PH (803) 773-2268

Best Self-Published Novel of 2016

James River Writers finalist

Lily discovers that behind the everyday events
in her large extended family
lurks the untold story of her missing father.

Beaufort, SC

McIntosh Book Shoppe
919 Bay Street
PH (843) 524-1119

Summmerville, SC

Main Street Reads
115 S. Main St.
PH (843) 875-5171


"A poignant tale from start to finish
....emotionally captivating"

Chanticleer Review

Beaufort, SC
The Beaufort Bookstore
2127 Boundary St.
PH (843) 525-1066

Chickens in the yard, horse in the barn,

pigs in the pen, cow in the lot. This is where Lily lives.

Photo courtesy of Archives of Ontario

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