Sweet Gums

by JB Hamilton Queen & Louie Dillon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/24/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781440185618
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781440185601

About the Book

Homer Ashley Fields has only one living relative, an aging grandfather, who for thirty-two years has lived in self-imposed silence rather than to answer questions about his mysterious past. At age twelve, Homer stopped asking; the scar on his arm a reminder never to ask again.  That day, his grandfather sat down with a notebook and a pencil and began to write, over the years filling notebook after notebook and locking them in an old trunk.  Homer suspects the answers to all his questions are on the pages, but he will not betray his grandfather’s trust. When a stranger’s appearance terrifies his grandfather into a near heart attack, Homer feels certain the man is linked to his grandfather’s past, and contemplates breaking into the trunk.  By chance, he finds two handwritten pages behind the trunk that reveal the horrible truth that took the lives of thousands and drove his grandfather from his home at age eleven to fend for himself.  Now he must find his ailing grandfather’s siblings, if they are still alive— before it is too late.

About the Author

JB Hamilton Queen and Louie Dillon, native Kentuckians and sisters, grew up on a farm at the foothills of the Appalachians. A need to reach out and explore led them to careers in entertainment and fashion before they took the leap to follow their passion to write. They have been featured in writers’ magazines and quoted throughout Nikoo and James McGoldrick’s Marriage of Minds; collaborative fiction writing. In addition to Sweet Gums, they have written three other novels; Raincrow, Imminent Reprisal, and Masters of the Breed. JB and her husband live in Sarasota, Florida. Louie lives with her husband in Mountain Home, Arkansas.