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Author Winslow, De'Shawn Charles, author.

Title In West Mills : a novel / De'Shawn Charles Winslow.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F WIN    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC WIN    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC WIN    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FIC WINSLOW    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  WINSLOW D    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC WIN    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Fiction - MRBB-3  F WINSLOW D    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  WIN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F WINSLOW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Fiction - NSRY-11  F WINSLOW    AVAILABLE

Description 261 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary For readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House , an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand her. Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister, Otis Lee discovers a possible path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep. But while he's busy trying to fix Knot's life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light. Set in an African American community in rural North Carolina from 1941 to 1987, In West Mills is a magnificent, big-hearted small-town story about family, friendship, storytelling, and the redemptive power of love.
Subject City and town life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
FICTION / African American / Historical.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
FICTION / Literary.
North Carolina -- History -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781635573404 hardcover
1635573408 hardcover

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