Thursday, January 14, 2010

Preview: The Little Known by Janice Daugharty

LittleKnown200 Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: BelleBooks, Inc. (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098412585X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984125852
  • Genre: Young Adult /Historical Fiction  
    Back Cover Blurb:

    When twelve-year-old Knot Crews, an African American boy growing up in the segregated south Georgia  town of Statenville, discovers a bag of bank-robbed cash in  an alley, he is nearly overcome with happiness and terror.  All that money—a hundred thousand dollars—could be the  ticket to everything he’s ever wanted, but he knows he can’t  spend it, not only because his conscience won’t let him, but for fear of being caught.

    He decides to do what he can for his needy neighbors,  both black and white, and begins mailing them hundred dollar bills anonymously, but it irks Knot daily to discover  that most of them squander it and don’t use the money as he  had intended, and that the money doesn’t change their lives  for the better.  It turns out that the weight of Knot’s world can’t be lifted by cold hard cash alone.

    Set during the turbulent 1960’s, The Little Known is a coming-of-age story full of hope and forgiveness.

    Click here to read an excerpt and see the trailer.


    Author Mini Bio:

    Janice Daugharty is the author of seven novels and one short story collection. She is currently writer-in-residence at Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, Georgia, near her home.

    Read her extensive biography at the Georgia Encyclopedia. Connect with the author at her website.

    This book was sent to Layers of Thought for review from Bell Bridge  Books. Thanks Deb!

    Amazon purchasing links - US or from Bell Bridge Books  – available in US and Canada.

    Review coming soon!


    Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

    Great story line and I am lovingthis cover

    Unknown said...

    Sheila -
    I thought so too. I'm wondering how the author is going to handle this... as well I am curious since she is white how realistic her "black perspective" will be.

    Should be interesting to see.

    Thanks for commenting. I really do appreciate it.

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