The Ballad of the Shirley T and Other Stories
About the Book
An elderly sweetgrass basketmaker is shoved from her home and her way of life by a town’s progress. A scorned woman seeks revenge on her boyfriend with a credit card and a bottle of mustard. A forgotten young girl tries to fi nd her way in the world with only her wits and her grandmother’s sewing machine. A truck stop waitress has a grim secret that will make you die . . . laughing. This collection of short stories offers something to entertain you, no matter your mood. Societal changes, injustices and human brokenness provide windows into the human spirit, whether ugly, beautiful, desperate or hopeful. Some characters rely on faith or love to see them through. Others seek revenge, often with humorous results.
About the Author
Perrin Cothran Conrad is the author of A Quiet Cup of Tea and has lived in the South Carolina Lowcountry for the vast majority of her life. Holding a B.A. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Agnes Scott College and a J.D. from Campbell University, she left the practice of law to pursue her passions: writing fiction, and being a stay-at-home mom. She lives in Summerville, South Carolina with her husband and son.