A Place Called Wiregrass by Michael Morris

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Erma Lee is on the run . . . Running from an abusive husband . . . running from a mother who doesn't care -- never cared. Running from a soul-numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life ...

Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to escape the past and start over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee forms an unlikely friendship with Miss Claudia, an elderly socialite who is hiding a few details about her own past. Life in Wiregrass is different for Erma Lee and Cher, for here they find mercy and promise -- until, that is, the day Cher's convict father arrives in town, forcing all three women to come to terms with buried secrets.


About Michael Morris

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Michael Morris a critically acclaimed author whose work has been compared to Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Mark Twain by the Washington Post. His debut novel, Place Called Wiregrass, won a Christy Award and was named an Indie Next List Great Read. His second novel, Slow Way Home, was one of the top three recommended books of the year by the same organization. It was also named one of the best novels of 2003 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Michael and his wife live in Birmingham, AL.
Published April 4, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 372 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There, Erma Lee settles into a rented mobile home and takes a job in a school cafeteria, but her life finally starts coming together when she accepts a position as companion to Miss Claudia, a fatally ill woman.

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