"Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company." -- O, The Oprah Magazine
"A mesmerizing Southern tale...Authentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored." -- Lisa Wingate, New York TimesBestselling Author ofBefore We Were Yours
For readers of Delia Owens'Where the Crawdads Singand Sue Monk Kidd'sThe Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce and unforgettable Southern women.
It's 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to keep her daughters safe. Retta, who works for the Coles family, comes to Gertrude's aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home.
These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued their small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood.
Deb Spera was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and lives in Los Angeles. She owns her own television company, One-Two Punch Productions, and has executive produced such shows as Criminal Minds and Army Wives. Her work's been published in Sixfold, Garden and Gun, and Yoga Journal. CALL YOUR DAUGHTER HOME is her first novel.