Page Turner is a new feature on KJZZ, the Public Radio Station in the Phoenix, Arizona area. While they can’t cover all of the 50,000 books published each month, they are now asking local booksellers and critics to talk about one book. Patrick Millikin from The Poisoned Pen picked a book called Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood.
Here’s the link to Page Turner featuring Patrick Millikin.
Greenwood recently appeared at The Poisoned Pen, so you can order a signed copy of Keeping Lucy through the Web Store. http://bit.ly/2JmB2bK
Although Millikin talks about the book, here’s the summary of it.
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The heartbreaking and uplifting story, inspired by incredible true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter.
Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson’s heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded.” Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on.
But two years later, when Ginny’s best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth–its squalid hallways filled with neglected children–she knows she can’t leave her daughter there. With Ginny’s six-year-old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves. What they find sets their course on a heart-racing journey across state lines—turning Ginny into a fugitive.
For the first time, Ginny must test her own strength and face the world head-on as she fights Ab and his domineering father for the right to keep Lucy. Racing from Massachusetts to the beaches of Atlantic City, through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to a roadside mermaid show in Florida, Keeping Lucy is a searing portrait of just how far a mother’s love can take her.
“A heartfelt tale of true friendship, a mother’s unstoppable love, and the immeasurable fortitude of women.” – Booklist