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Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home Janisse Ray

Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home

Janisse Ray

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ISBN : 9781571312723
Hardcover
288 pages
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When she was thirty-five years old, seventeen years after she had left home for good, Janisse Ray pointed her truck away from Montana, toward the small Southern town where she was born. Self-sufficient and independent, she nonetheless craved aMoreWhen she was thirty-five years old, seventeen years after she had left home for good, Janisse Ray pointed her truck away from Montana, toward the small Southern town where she was born. Self-sufficient and independent, she nonetheless craved a life built on land, history, and blood. She comes home in the heat of August to her grandmothers pine house, built in the 1920s but not lived in for years. She comes home to the beauty of longleaf pine forests, the ghosts of her ancestors, and the constant presence of Uncle Percy, who lives in the trailer across the yard from the house. She comes back to renewed skirmishes with her father over the fate of her soul, to the improbability of finding a date on a Friday night, to a district about to shut down the school where her son will be enrolled. Rediscovering the nearly lost pleasures of country life - a Thanksgiving syrup-boil, alligator trappers, quilting - she wonders if real connections can be built between herself and her neighbors, whether she can build a sustainable life for herself and her son.