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The moonshiner's daughter
The moonshiner's daughter
Everhart, Donna2020
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser?s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she?s concerned, moonshine caused her mother?s death a dozen years ago. Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth ? one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behaviour seems to do is feed what her school?s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the 'monster' inside Jessie. Resenting her father?s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbours as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavours to right wrongs old and new, Jessie?s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths ? and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
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The moonshiner's daughter / Donna Everhart.
Large print edition.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.©2020.
368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryLarge PrintLP EVERAvailable