State of Grace

State of Grace

by Sandra Moran

Published by: Bywater Books

480 pages, 8.50 x 5.50 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781612940915
  • Published: July 2016


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"State of Grace is, sadly, the last beautiful, moving achievement from a woman whose wit, intelligence, and loving humanity can be felt on every page of all her books." —George Hodgman, author of Bettyville

Birdie Holloway is a typical eleven-year-old growing up in a small, corn-fed Kansas town in the early 1980s—that is until her best friend, Grace, is brutally murdered. Suddenly, everything changes for Birdie, and everything she believes she knows about her insulated small-town life is called into question. Obsessed in figuring out who killed her friend, Birdie spends years trying to find the murderer. Eventually, she connects with someone who is every bit as interested in the case as she is.

Someone who knows how close she is to solving the murder.

Someone who will kill again to keep her quiet . . .

Sandra Moran was an author and assistant adjunct professor of anthropology. Her debut novel, Letters Never Sent, was a finalist for the 2013 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Revisions on State of Grace, her final novel, were completed in September 2015. Less than a month later, she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. She passed away on November 7, 2015.