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Author Younts, Elizabeth Byler, author.

Title The solace of water / Elizabeth Byler Younts.

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2018]

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 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC YOUNTS,E    Available
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Description 359 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes discussion questions.
Summary "In The Solace of Water, Elizabeth Byler Younts tells the story of two women, one white and one black, in racially charged 1956, who fight personal battles of freedom and form a friendship that neither expected. After the loss of her young son, Carver, an African-American preacher's wife named Delilah Evans moves with her family from Montgomery, Alabama, to Sinking Creek, Pennsylvania, for a fresh start. The last thing she could have imagined was becoming friends with Emma Mullet, a reclusive Amish woman. Emma is fighting personal battles of her own and feels estranged from her small Amish community. The secrets that have kept her isolated from her own community serve to unite her in an unlikely friendship with Delilah. Sparrow, Delilah's eldest daughter, knows she is responsible for the death of her little brother. When tensions at home become unbearable, she seeks solace at Emma's house, becoming the surrogate daughter Emma has always wanted. Sparrow, however, is hiding secrets of her own, secrets that could sever all ties to her safe refuge. Life for these three gets harder when church and social issues confront them, causing rifts within Sinking Creek's three distinct communities: whites, blacks, and Amish. When their carefully protected secrets come to light, there seems to be little hope for friendship, restoration, or even forgiveness. But when the unthinkable happens, Delilah and Emma find themselves looking into the mirror of their own self-deceptions and are forced to make a choice that will set the way of their future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African American women -- Fiction.
Amish women -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Racism -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Christian fiction.
Religious fiction.
ISBN 9780718075668 (paperback) $15.99
0718075668 (paperback) $15.99

 
    
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