Would you go to prison for your sister? Would you allow your sister to go to prison for you? Tobacco Sun, is Lorna Hollifield‘s debut novel of pain and redemption is set in 1947. The boys are back from The Great War, and Jackie Robinson just signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and Frankie Laine are popular. Life is good. Well, not for everyone.
In poor, rural areas across the nation, life hasn’t changed, and this includes the dusty tobacco fields of North Carolina. Every family has secrets, but secrets buried or ignored can come back to haunt when least expected. Each sister has the knowledge to set the other free, but will the pain of one and the blocked memories of the other prevent them from saving each other?
This examination of blocked memories, undiagnosed mental illness, a charismatic but predatory step-father, and dysfunctional family dynamics, is sure to be a literary success. Tobacco Sun will be published on June 13, 2017.