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Canaan Creek, South Carolina, in the 1950s is a tiny town where the close-knit African-American community is united by long-term friendships and church ties. Bonnie Wilder has lived here, on Blackberry Corner, all her life, and would be content but for her deep desire to have a child. She and her husband Naz cannot conceive, and he refuses to adopt. Even the support of her outrageous best friend Thora—to whom Bonnie tells everything—can’t help fill the emptiness inside her.

Then Naz finds a blanketed infant on the banks of Canaan Creek, and suddenly Bonnie’s life is transformed. She has found her calling. Together with Thora and the rest of the hilarious, tough, and all-too-human women from her church group, Bonnie creates an underground railroad for unwanted babies. But one of these precious gifts will come back to haunt her: a deception begun in good faith comes full circle, ultimately forcing Bonnie to find the courage to confront a difficult truth at the center of her own life.

Filled with compassion, humor, and tenacity in the face of almost insurmountable odds, here is a rich, inspiring tale of friendship and family, sisterhood and mother love…and of finding grace where you least expect it.

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In 1950s Canaan Creek, South Carolina, childless Bonnie Wilder braves the antagonism of the town's close-knit African-American community when she creates a secret adoption network for unwanted babies. By the author of Friday Nights at Honeybee's. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

ANDREA SMITH has received fellowships from the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and The New York Council on the Arts. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and now lives in Atlanta with her son. She is currently at work on her next novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440337096
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Smith, Andrea
Author:
Andrea Smith
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , In 1950s Canaan Creek, South Carolina, childless Bonnie Wilder braves the antagonism of the town's close-knit African-American community when she creates a secret adoption network for unwanted babies. By the author of Friday Nights at Honeybee's. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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