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Where the Dreams Cross

By Ellen Douglas

320 pages (approx.), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

978-1-61703-599-9 Paper $25.00R

978-1-61703-600-2 Ebook $25.00

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A story of love, obsession, and destructive entanglements for a Delta divorcee

Nat Stonebridge is a thirtyish divorcee who, because of her sexy good looks and incorruptible disregard for convention, has stayed in trouble most of her life. Stranded at home in Philippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta, after a divorce from her well-to-do husband, she is broke, bored, and unconcerned for anyone except herself. Looking for excitement, she becomes involved with Floyd Shotwell, the strange, solitary son of a rich and ruthless businessman.

By turns ironic and funny and threatening as the raw land in which it takes place, the couple's story moves toward a violent climax in which not only Nat's physical safety, but the financial security of her family, are at stake. Douglas explores the theme of moral commitment as Nat is confronted with a decision, a sacrifice, which she knows will earn her only contempt. In turn, her friend, the gentle and reflective Wilburn Griffith, is forced to face the obsessive Shotwell with a weapon he abhors.

Ellen Douglas, Jackson, Mississippi, is the author of A Family's Affairs, Where the Dreams Cross, Apostles of Light, A Lifetime Burning, The Rock Cried Out, and two collections of essays. Many of her novels have been listed as New York Times Best of the Year, and Apostles of Light was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the recipient of the 2000 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

320 pages (approx.), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches