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BoD: Bitter Milk

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From the youngest writer ever to receive the prestigious Whiting Award comes a novel of mystery, questioning family, and the search for truth. John McManus’s Bitter Milk tells the story of Loren Garland, a nine-year-old boy in Tennessee. Loren never knew his father and his mother is shunned by family and the community at large so Loren is left largely alone, no one to talk to, except Luther. Luther might be his imaginary friend, his evil twin, his conscience, or his split personality but Loren and Luther set off in adventures throughout the mountains and hollows of east Tennessee to find the answers he so desperately needs.

Great book by a strong writer, critics have said of McManus’s work that “his transcendent vision gives us devastating glimpses.” Check out the book here.