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Calling Me Home (Target Club Pick Jan 2014) (Paperback Signed Edition) by Julie Kibler

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Edition: Signed

Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Author: Julie Kibler

Age Range: Adult

Featured book lists: Target Club Picks

Language: English

Street Date: January 7, 2014
TCIN: 14850406
UPC: 9781250052964
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4715
Origin: Made in the USA


Only at Target, find the January, 2014, Club Pick "Calling me Home". This book will be signed by author Julie Kibler! Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral near Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper—in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love might just help Dorrie find her own way. JULIE KIBLER began writing Calling Me Home after learning a bit of family lore: As a young woman, her grandmother fell in love with a young black man in an era and locale that made the relationship impossible. When not writing, she enjoys travel, independent films, music, and photography. She lives with her family in Texas. Calling
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