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"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this...
On the outside, twelve-year-old Jillian Maxwell is the perfect child. Helpful and studious, she has everything a girl could want: a beautiful home, a mother who adores her, and an attentive stepfather. But inside, Jillian harbors a terrible secret. Terrified to tell, convinced that her friends and loved ones, especially her mother, won't understand - and worse will blame her - Jillian endures her pain in silence, believing she's got everything under...
At age forty-five, Dr. Neil Taylor is an eligible bachelor living a seemingly satisfied existence as a deacon of his church and director of Kingdom Builder's Academy. Despite outward appearances, though, Neil harbors secret pains that have caused him to build a well-constructed wall of defense around his heart. Everything changes when Shaylynn Ford, a beautiful young mother, strolls through the doors of his office. Neil is certain Shaylynn is his...
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