Arkansas Summer is a powerful novel about love and racial terror in the Jim Crow South.
It's 1955, and Catherine has joined her father in Arkansas after her grandfather's death. She's a California college student, and it's her first visit to her grandparents' farm since the summer she was nine. When she is reunited with Jimmy, whom she'd played with as a child, the two are immediately drawn to one another. They understand the dangers of their interracial attraction, but could never have imagined the far-reaching consequences of their untimely love.
Arkansas Summer takes readers on an emotional journey of passion and suspense, all the while shining a spotlight on the twisted ethos and violence of the segregated South.
About Anne Moose (Orange County, California Author)
A resident of Mission Viejo, California, Anne Moose makes her living as a technical writer. However, she has a background as an editor and small book publisher in Berkeley California, where she earned a degree in Social/Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley.
She has written and edited a number of books, including: Berkeley, U.S.A., by Anne Moose; Dakota Diaspora: Memoirs of a Jewish Homesteader, by Sophie Trupin; and Proteus Rising, by Peter Dingus. She has contributed to multiple writing anthologies, including, most recently, It’s all in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, edited by D. P. Lyle.
Arkansas Summer is her first novel.