Published by the Florida Historical Society Press
Racial injustices of the past catch up to the present in this exciting and suspenseful novel set in rural north Florida. In the late 1940s, four-year-old Katie becomes best friend and childhood playmate to Delia, the daughter of her father’s sharecropper. That closeness, however, is short-lived, for societal pressures soon force them apart, and at age sixteen, thoroughly indoctrinated into the strict rules of Southern segregation, Katie abandons her childhood friend when she is needed most.
Decades later, a chance encounter with Delia throws Kate headlong into the past, and all that old guilt comes rushing back. Nearly half a century later, will Kate finally be able to make reparation for her failure and earn Delia’s forgiveness?
Copies may be ordered from the Florida Historical Society Press (www.myfloridahistory.org) for $19.95 plus tax and shipping.
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About the Author
A native Floridian, Ruth Rodgers grew up on a farm in Madison County, Florida. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English Education from Florida State University. She has lived in Titusville, Florida, since 1966.
Recently retired after more than thirty years of teaching English, twenty-five years at Brevard Community College, she is enjoying having more time to indulge her twin passions of reading and writing. Her poetry and fiction have been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies.
Rodgers will be participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center during the ArtWorks Festival on November 23 and 24, 2013 in Melbourne Florida. Be sure to stop by and visit with her and see her book.