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Sunday, June 7, 2009

ARC Arrival: What the Bayou Saw

What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy

Publisher: Kregel Publications

I received this book for a First Wild Card Tour in July.

About the book: Since leaving Louisiana, Sally Stevens has held her childhood secrets at bay, smothering them in a sunny disposition and sugar-coated lies. No one, not even her husband, Sam, has heard the truth about what happened when she was almost twelve years old.

Now a teacher in Illinois, Sally has nearly forgotten the past. But when one of her students is violently attacked, Sally's memories of segregation, a chain-link fence, and a blood oath bubble to the surface like a dead body in a bayou. Lies continue to tumble from Sally's lips as she scrambles to gloss over harsh reality. Finally cornered by her deceit and nudged by the Holy Spirit, she resolves to face the truth, whatever the consequences.

About the author: Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until 2006, when she began to pursue writing full-time. She has two grown children and lives in Illinois with her husband, Alan, and a dog named Laura.

What the Bayou Saw
Publisher/Publication Date: Kregel Publications, March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8254-2937-8
335 pages

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