Saving Cicadas (Paperback)
January 2010 Indie Next List
“Priscilla Lynn Macy is like many single mothers in America - struggling to make ends meet. When she discovers she is pregnant, quite unplanned, she gathers her family together and embarks on a road trip, seemingly to nowhere. As her story unfolds through the eyes of her eight-year-old daughter, we see the truth of a mother's love that transcends the physical and leads to the ultimate healing of the spirit.”
— Valerie Jones, Fireside Books and Gifts, West Bend, WI
It was about four years ago, the last trip we ever took together--my mother, sister, grandparents and me. Course, we didn't know it at the time. You never know something like that, like it's the last one you'll ever get, till it's just a memory, hanging like mist. This is what happened that summer, true as I can tell it. Not a one of us was ever the same.
Part road trip, part mystery, and completely unexpected, Saving Cicadas picks you up in one place and puts you down someplace else entirely. It's an eloquent reminder that life is a miracle--and even the smallest soul is a gift.
...a surprisingly creative tale that will leave readers guessing until the end.
-River Jordan, author of Saints in Limbo