Calling Me Home
  1. Book Title:Calling Me Home
  2. Author Name:Julie Kibler
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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship. Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives…as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, Isabelle fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper...The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear…that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way. Published in 2013, 325 pages.

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